Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Few More Things

The People's President has gone on more holidays than you:

The Obamas rang in the new year during a long holiday in Hawaii. In February, the family jetted to Aspen for a ski getaway. While his family was there, Obama flew to Florida for a "guys' weekend" of golf with celebrities like Tiger Woods. Obama's golf getaway alone was estimated to cost around $1 million, or about half the savings achieved by canceling the White House tours. 

It should also be noted that, since the President and his family decided on separate vacations for Presidents Day weekend, the costs for Secret Service would be considerably higher than if they vacationed together. 
Breitbart News reported Monday that the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia, were spending Spring Break with friends at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. It is unknown whether Michelle and Barack will join their daughters in the Bahamas, or if the family will vacation somewhere else for Easter. 

Preparations are already underway for the Obamas' summer trip to Martha's Vineyard. That trip is only a little more than four months away. The family will certainly be in need of another get-away by then.

Just like the Sasquatch, no one has seen him do any work.

He does cut off services to the public, though.

Compare this to:

On Monday afternoon, Salon‘s Joan Walsh posted a scathing critique of Breitbart‘s Matthew Boyle, triggered by Boyle’s report on President Obama’s daughters’ spring break vacation in the Bahamas.

Arguing that Boyle’s reporting has a racial undercurrent, Walsh’s post is entitled: “How not to seem like a racist: A tip for right-wingers angry about charges of racial bias: Try treating the Obama daughters with decency.”

Walsh’s general theme, and explicit advice she repeats, is: “Try treating his [Obama's] daughters with respect.” ...

That’s right. The very same Joan Walsh, who today rails about the need to show POTUS’s daughters “respect” and “decency”, in 2001 penned an article for Salon implying that Jenna Bush, a teenager at the time, may have a drinking problem.

How "racist" is it to expect someone who would call themselves a journalist (or the like) to expect their leader to: (a) actually work  (b) go on brief, local holidays that have no or little financial and social detriment on a populace that struggles to feed itself  (c) treat their previous leader's children "with respect"?

Help me out, Joan Walsh.

Oh, will you look at this:

Judicial Watch announced today that it has received documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that its National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has awarded $5,877,710 dollars to 49 victims in claims made against the highly controversial HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines. To date 200 claims have been filed with VICP, with barely half adjudicated.

That's interesting:

North Korea repeated threats on Tuesday to target U.S. military bases as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions against the isolated country by targeting Pyongyang's main foreign exchange bank with new measures.

Why doesn't Kim Jong-Un threaten to hold his breath until he gets what he wants, which I'm sure is a lifetime supply of pepperoni pizzas and more washed-up celebrities paying him a visit?

Nothing brings people together like a war they can't win, though.

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