In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

Wh3

The Obama Vacation is ON

The world can wait. Despite the momentous events in Eastern Europe, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have decided not to cancel their scheduled vacation in the Florida Keys. According to the White House Schedule, the Obamas will travel to Miami Friday for an official event, which will be done by mid afternoon, and then proceed to Key Largo for the weekend. There,they are

Read More »

Another Obama Vacation?

Updated 8:52 pm ET Yes, the battlers for the struggling middle class were planning to go on vacation AGAIN this weekend, but the happy idyll may be RUINED by world events. It would be the Obamas’ – each of them – third vacation of the year. And it’s only March. But alas, it may not come to pass. Get out your handkerchiefs or find a

Read More »

Obama Vacation Paradise to be Invaded by Indian Casino

A Native American tribe says it will open a casino this year just down the road from President Obama’s vacation town in Martha’s Vineyard, potentially drawing an influx of small-bet gamblers to the exclusive resort area favored by the president and his wealthy friends and allies. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head plans to establish a preliminary gaming within months in the town of Aquinnah

Read More »

Report: Obama to be in Hawaii as Nation Goes Over the Cliff

President Obama is reportedly scheduled to be vacationing in Hawaii on January 2, the date billions in spending cuts – and untold consequences for the economy – will kick in if a deal is not reached on the “fiscal cliff.” According to the Hawaii Reporter, residents who live in the area of Oahu where Obama and his family vacation have been told that the usual

Read More »

Obama Takes the Week Off

President Obama appears to be mostly taking the week off, making a rare sojourn at Camp David through Tuesday before celebrating the Fourth of July and then heading out on the campaign trail. Obama presumably also has his usual August vacation lined up as well, though it’s not been announced where he will be headed. It is known, though, that with an election coming up,

Read More »

Michelle Stays Home

It appears the weekend’s excursion to Williamsburg by the Obama family has been cancelled for everyone because the stalemate over the budget ended a bit too late. It was announced by the White House yesterday that President Obama would stay home, and there is no evidence that his plans have changed or that the first lady has gone without him. Which is too bad because

Read More »

Enjoy Your Vacation, Mr. President

And no, that’s not meant to be snarky. Obama leaves today on a ten day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Now, it’s fair game to quibble with some of the PLACES Obama vacations. Mahthah’s Vinyahd and Hawaii just don’t look right to some people, though of course the president is FROM Hawaii. And the constant weekend golf excursions are a little much. But this president is

Read More »

Obama Didn’t Swim in the Gulf of Mexico

Not technically, anyway. He swam in something called St. Andrews Bay, which is connected to the Gulf. But St. Andrews received tarballs just like those floating in the Gulf, so he did fulfill his presidential petroleum immersion duties. And in fact, we give Obama extra credit for swimming near a place called “Alligator Point.” I mean, this is Florida. The White House press corps photographers

Read More »

The Obamas’ Panama City Hotel

A lot of people are interested in where the Obama’s stayed while in Panama City, Florida. Though it was hardly top secret, I wasn’t comfortable writing about it while they were there for security reasons. But now that they’re gone – they just got back to Washington – let me introduce you to the Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. A relatively modest choice

Read More »

The Obamas Go on a Boat Ride

Here’s a photo: The pool report from Panama City, FL: Potus’s boat, a converted 50-foot Navy Launch called the “Bay Point Lady” left the dock at 9:20 a.m. local time. Flotus and Sasha are also aboard. Bo apparently is back at the hotel. U.S. Coast Guard vessels trailing along. Potus, flotus and Sasha made their way to the bow pulpit and leaned against a metal

Read More »

The Photo: Obama Goes Swimming in the Gulf

And he brought Sasha in too. Here’s the White House photo release. No coverage was allowed. Obama mentioned today that he didn’t want more photos circulating of him half naked, and Michelle more than concurred. However, not much fish has been consumed yet. From the pool report: Some details on POTUS, FLOTUS and Sasha’s lunch at Lime’s Bayside Bar and Grill, an open-air place out

Read More »