Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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BREAKING NEWS

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.



According to the BBC, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa has tested negative for the virus (a second test is required before she’ll be officially free of the disease). And the United States has reached an important milestone: the 21-day monitoring period for the 48 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, ended on Sunday and Monday. Aside from the two nurses who cared for him, there have been no new infections.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N.

OMG! President Obama is going on vacation?  Is it true that the Kenyan, Marxist, Commie, Pinko Socialist guy who isn't in love with America is actually taking his staff and daily briefings all the way to Martha's Vineyard in beautiful Blue Massachusetts for the 545th vacation since he's been preznit?

How dare this family man take time away from the country's problems  just like Congress has--since August 3 btw--and escape from people like Senator Tom Coburn (Jerk-OK) who says the president likes to help the poorest and the least fortunate among us only because as a  poor and less fortunate Black kid of a single mother, he got all kinds of good stuff from the gummit like food stamps so he and his mom could, y'know, eat.  What kind of country is this that allows that sort of free give-away for leeching minorities? 

But I digress.  Apparently, even the failed presidential candidate blow-hard, Donald Trump, is chiming in on the frequency of presidential vacations, even though he's too dumb to realize that Mr. Obama is a slacker on vacation taking time compared with Dubya and Saint Ronnie.  But don't tell the guy with the stupid hair and purdy mouth that fact.



THE EMBARRASSING DONALD TRUMP, FAILED, ALMOST-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:  “They used to complain about George Bush, but I understand he’s already exceeded George Bush and we’re not even through the year. ... I think it sends a very, very bad message,”
But Mark Knoller of CBS, the unofficial keeper of presidential work schedules, reported that President George W. Bush had taken more time off than Obama at this point in his first term.
Obama’s upcoming vacation is his ninth vacation since taking office. Obama has spent all or part of 38 days on vacation away from the White House. He has also made 14 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 32 days, for a total of 70 days, Knoller said.
Bush, at this point in his first term, had made 14 visits to his Texas ranch spanning all or part of 102 days, Knoller said. He also made 40 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 123 days. His vacation total at this point in his presidency was all or part of 225 days away.

Of course, these facts won't stop the rightwing snivellers from foaming at the mouth and spewing their toxic spittle all over the internet over President Obama's well deserved vacation.  They don't deal in facts, rather, they prefer lies and distortion to keep themselves roiling in their fake outrage.

BTW, to the numbnuts who think the president is "on vacation," understand that the president is still on call as the president even when he's on Martha's Vineyard and being briefed daily.  IOW, he's doing presidential work even though he's here in Massachusetts enjoying quality time with his family-- a family value, afterall.  Don't you just love family values presidents?

Welcome back to Martha's Vineyard, Mr. President. 

Relax. 

Enjoy your family. 

Every other president has done it, even in critical times.

17 comments:

Dave Miller said...

there you go shaw, blaming bush and reagan... at least that is what some will say...

others among us however, know that simply stating facts is not blaming anyone...

nice post...

Jerry Critter said...

Bush couldn't even look up from reading his kiddie book when 9/11 happened. And they are complaining about Obama?!? Get a life, idiots!

dmarks said...

Jerry said: "And they are complaining about Obama?!? Get a life, idiots!"

They will. The next time a Republican is in office, this will be entirely reversed. Who complains, and who defends, that is.

Leslie Parsley said...

What amazes me is that for the first time in a long while, the MSM is actually jumping to Obama's defense. Anyone who thinks he's on a real honest-to-God vacation like we private citizens take is simply delusional.

Let the right-wing keep showing their asses. They're just going to end up with bite marks.

Jerry Critter said...

LOL, You're probably right, dmarks.

Anonymous said...

Shaw's answer to anything-blame Bush. Do you have a fucking original idea about anything
Just post "It's Bush's fault and stop blogging. It sums up every post you wrote since the beginning of your blog.
What a mindless twit you are, or is that twat?

Shaw Kenawe said...

I'm leaving Anonymous' comment up so we can all have a hearty laugh.

Dave predicted the lamebrains would label pointing out facts as "blaming Bush."

We know these people so well, and they don't disappoint us when we predict their nincompoopery.

It's also instructive to note how the only weapons in their little quivers is to call people names.

I'll bet anonymous feels really important after leaving his bile on a blog. Now he can go pull the wings off flies and kick the dog as another way to make himself feel powerful.

LOL!

Hey Zoos! said...

@anonymous 2:26am.

Anonymous's answer to anything is to call shaw names and act like a IQ-challenged tea party "moran."

Does Anonymous have a original idea about anything other than to come to shaw's blog and show everyone what a pitiable schlemeil he is?

What a mindless ass he is, or is that asshole?

Tim said...

If they are all on vacation at least they are not screwing things up worse. The president, and congress do seem to be "fiddling while Rome burns", and I am nervous that there may be a major stock market collapse because not only are they, but many European leaders as well, are all of on vacation and not minding the store. I have no issue with Obama at the Vineyard, it's his choice, but I hope he stays close to his Blackberry in case they need him.

Shaw Kenawe said...

He Zoos!,

Thanks.

Tim,

No president is ever on a real vacation. He's still the president and doing president stuff even on Martha's Vineyard.

Dave Miller said...

Maybe anon can tell us how pointing out a fact is assigning blame...

Besides, we are talking about vacation days here... there's no blame to assign...

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave,

I think Anonymous was annoyed that I and others have pointed out the hypocrisy of complaining about Mr. Obama's vacations, so a way of dealing with that shame is to divert attention away from the facts and change the subject to "blame," then call me names.

I dealt with this sort of behavior in the schoolyard when I was in grammar school.

another anonymous said...

Assholes like Anonymous haven't 1/1,000th the intellect of President Obama. They sort of understand this, and that's why when you support Obama with facts, they become enraged.

Screw them and the rats they infested and rode in on.

Tim said...

Sure he is not "really" on vacation, I know that. I've just really got the jitters over this crappy stock market. Half of me wants the congress back in DC doing "something" and the other half is glad that they are away because look what happened the last time that they were in town doing "something".
I have seen my IRA lose 20K in the last month (I haven't even LOOKED at my 401K, ugh!). How much more pain do we have to endure before they solve congress' self inflicted , credit downgraded, economic crisis?

dmarks said...

In all fairness, the President is never really on vacation. He's "on the clock" all the time. Even when he is on what I have seen mispronounced as "Maather's Vinyard".

Shaw Kenawe said...

Actually, dmarks, a proper Bostonian pronounces it "Maahthaah's Vineyaahd."

Anonymous said...

Big issue? VACATION?
You should be posting about needlepoint.