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A One Hour Hike and Then . . . Golf

President Obama today hiked for just under an hour with his family and then got down to the day’s principal activity, golf.

The Manoa Falls Trail is in a forest reserve on Oahu, just northwest of Honolulu. The trail is described as an easy hike that leads to this:

Manoa Falls

At 12:32 p.m. local, in a light drizzle, Obama arrived at Ko’olau Golf Club.

That looks like this:

Ko'olau Golf Club

Nice right?

Playing with Obama today are Hawaii friends Mike Ramos and Bobby Titcomb, White House aide and golfing buddy Marvin Nicholson, Chicago pal Eric Whitaker, and White House culinary guru and Obama friend Sam Kass.

For those keeping count, like me, it’s Obamas fourth round in Hawaii, his 44th of the year, and the 155th of his presidency.

UPDATE: Golf ended after six hours of play.

20 thoughts on “A One Hour Hike and Then . . . Golf”

  1. You’re breaking my heart with those photos, ahhhh so beautiful.
    Wish I was there, too.

    Is he flying back (alone) to DC next Wednesday, as some reported?

    1. It seems that he has a passion for golf, why not spend some time taking lessons. He’s a lousy golfer. Seen his samari swing? He ain’t no athlete. He’s way to sissy for sports.

  2. Only a world-class, gold-medal, first-rate jerk would cross six time zones to play game after game of golf with his everyday acquaintances, for I doubt his ego allows for friends since he has himself, time after time.

    1. It seems as I am knocking golf. No. I don’t care if he played, golf football, soccer, ping pong. It is just that we paid for a great deal of this trip. Instead of kicking back or doing activities on the beach he is playing GOLF.

  3. Forty-FORE!

    4 rounds in the next 5 days and he’ll double Dubya’s entire 8-year total. As Admiral Farragut probably never said, Damn the optics, full speed to the links.

  4. “For those keeping count, like me, it’s Obamas fourth round in Hawaii, his 44th of the year, and the 155th of his presidency.”

    And how many church services?

  5. I assume we will hear from him any minute now, stating his heartfelt sympathy for the citizens in the northeast who have had no power for days due to ice and snow. No, wait, his elections are in the past now…

  6. He’s in Hawaii and he hikes for an HOUR?


    His obsession with golf is weird. My extended family loves golf, but when we’ve gotten together they’ve limited their golfing outings to ONCE.

    Not every day/every other day.

    1. Why is the only difference, to you, between Eisenhower and Obummer skin color, Mary? Are you a racist, to not see all the other differences?

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    1. Well Mary, I think maybe you should follow your own advice, especially since you are just here to cause strife & argue with folks, a typical liberal characteristic. You don’t seem to be a frequent poster like some others here.

      You may be correct about the number of rounds of golf played by Mr. Obama, but I don’t have a problem with that. It’s WHERE he goes to play, that I have an issue with and where he vacations & how much it costs US. Mr. Bush & Mr. Reagan owned their homes, in Texas & California. I believe Mr. Obama owns a home in Chicago, but he never goes there. No, he always seems to go somewhere expensive, Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, etc, and seems to spend a lot of money housing all of his staff & 17 teleprompters at posh hotels. In fact, the Obama’s spent $1.4 Billion on themselves last year. Where does that fit in with “share the wealth”? In one trip his dog flew to the vacation home seperately, which I think is totally asinine.

      But that’s not the real issue I have. The real issue I have is his federal spending.

      “When President Barack Obama took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009, the total federal debt held by the public stood at 6.3073 trillion, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department. As of Aug. 20, 2010, after the first nineteen months of President Obama’s 48-month term, the total federal debt held by the public had grown to a total of $8.8333 trillion, an increase of $2.5260 trillion.”

      Now THAT is a lot of muchacha. And he doesn’t seem to mind putting that burden on the American people at all. That’s a problem.

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