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Obama Departing for Hawaii

by Keith Koffler on December 23, 2011, 12:34 pm

President Obama will depart for his vacation in Hawaii at 1:05 pm ET. He is scheduled to arrive at 6:25 this evening, Hawaii time.

While delayed because of the payroll tax fight, the president will still get an 11 day vacation, and possibly more if he decided to extend it beyond his scheduled return January 2, 2012.


Shofar December 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Will he actually sign the bill himself, or use the automated pen?

jeff December 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Neither one. The supreme leader just looks at the paper and will it.

Star December 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Maholo..Mahalo–don’t let the door etc.

Mark Davis, MD December 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Christmas brings light and hope to billions on this earth. Yet, lurking somewhere in the darkness an evil blight simmers, waiting for its time to strike with the deadliest consequences. Obama personifies a hellacious example of a force given a proverbial short leash can cause the maximum destruction in a brief time. History will expose a man who came into the White House not knowing anything of the job at hand and left knowing even less. MD

AFVET December 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Except for the fact that he has been apprised of the secrets the United States hold close to the vest, or should.
Clinton sold info to the Chinese.
‘Knowing even less’.
Your statement is laughable.
Knowledge is power, knowing who and what and where and why and when is a dangerous cache of information to allow a man like Barack Obama to have, given his reputation for kneecapping any opponents.

Integrity is something Obama does not possess.

Lizzy December 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Aloha and all that. Is Doppleganger Bo going or coming so hard to tell these days. Gosh I bet his Honalulu Honey will be thrilled to see him:). Bet it will be
a very frosty applicable holiday for the Obama’s.

srdem65 December 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Go, already. Stay as long as you like.
Aloha, adios, see ya, toodle-oo and have a Merry Christmas.

DeniseVB December 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm

…And remember, it’s costing 100,000 American taxpayers #40dollars to send the Obamas on their dream vacation :D

Star December 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm

LOL–good one, Denise.

When is the first bookstore and ice cream run, Keith?

Keith Koffler December 24, 2011 at 12:13 am


Susan December 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Goodbye and good riddance. Unfortunately, like a boomerang you will find your way back to make our lives miserable once again.

brstevens December 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Oh, thank God. I was so worried about his missing out on his $4 million vacation while my elderly in-laws had a hard time scrounging up $400 to come see their grand kids.

Star December 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I hate to bring this up, I really do, but Babs Walters interviews the First Couple and from what I read, it is nauseating and so feather light it’s like a half-inch feather on a baby hummingbird. The president admits to being lazy–the Hawaiian in him (charmed yet?). Michelle wants to be reincarnated as Bo the Dog. They hold hands. She does not like his big ears…honestly, I cannot go on. Please forgive me. Barbara–remember being a journalist at all?

langley barfly December 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I want to have a Merry Christmas (still need to hear some of my favorite Christmas songs:-) so I am staying away from that pathetic Babs Walters Obama Propaganda piece…

Star December 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Good call.

Mark Davis, MD December 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Many of the comments are lighthearted and don’t distinguish the seriousness of the event. Obama and his other half basically told America to go screw itself, we going to spend millions of taypayer dollars to vacation, like it or not. To give us some perspective, in this small county in Maryland dozens of businesses have failed, homes by the hundreds are foreclosed on, unemployment in the private sector has reached record levels but tax assessments stay very high. In the event you have a few seconds review an article entitled Obama’s dystopian views, it is an eye opener.MD

Star December 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

Come to AZ–and times that by 5 or so. It’s like THE ROAD in some shopping centers.

Star December 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

Don’t mistake light-heartedness for lack of seriousness… Most of us are serious as myocardial infarction about what a menace and danger this admin is and what a massive disservice the media does in propping him up with all its chirpy BS.

anneinarkansas December 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Aloha, Bam…just do not return home, please.

Mari December 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Did Bo go on Air Force 1 with him? If not and Bo turns up in Hawaii, then we can presume that either Bo had his own plane – and don’t get me started on that! – or the Bo he took shopping wasn’t even Bo and another lie he told.

Apparently, the Prez also left late for Hawaii since his press conference touting the passage of the tax non-cut bill was late. How much did his lateness cause since the plane, crew, etc., had to be ready to go earlier than its actual departure time? How many crew members were there and did they get paid for the extra time or are they also just victims of his inconsideration?

langley barfly December 23, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I feel bad for the AF1 crews & staff, etc. They are PROFESSIONAL Military people who RUN ON TIME, ALL THE TIME.

I wonder how they really feel dealing with Pres. “late as usual” Obama, his spoiled family & hangers-on and arrogant staff…

Star December 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Aren’t they military?

langley barfly December 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

“Marine 1″ = HMX-1, USMC
“Air Force 1″ = 89th Airlift Wing, USAF

rulierose December 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

any chance they could extend it through January 2 2013? give them just enough time to pack and call Rezko about a new house.