vacation? what vacation?

President Barack Obama receives a national security briefing from John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism, in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 19

33 Responses to “vacation? what vacation?”

  1. August 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

    First, yesterday I made a comment on a thread where I stated just how proud I was that we were succeeding in getting our collective voices heard, but I forgot to mention and give thanks to a person who has made this forum possible and that’s Chipsticks.

    Without her and others like BWD, TPV, and WSY who had seen there was a void and decided to step in and fill it, we all owe a debt of gratitude.

    Thanks Chips for providing this vehicle for change!

  2. August 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

    HUMOR: (found on Facebook) “The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America. Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore. A picture is now only worth 200 words.They renamed Wall Street ” Wal-Mart Street…”Finally, I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.”

  3. 16 MTmarilyn
    August 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Our President is the hardest working man. There is no time off from the nations business. Do hope he gets some real down time with his girls.

  4. 17 Debz
    August 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Our President, always working!! I don’t know whay the idiots in the media don’t just call out the repugs on this vacation nonsense. No President is ever on vacation, and last time I looked, Martha’s Vineyard is still part of the USA.

  5. 18 utaustinliberal
    August 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I was so glad to tweet this to the media, the GOP, and Multiple Choice Romney. All of them whining about a paltry 10 day working vacation. As President, the WhiteHouse travels with him EVERYWHERE. So they all need to stop whining and moaning. He woke up early to receive a National Security Briefing. How many people on their vacation do that? How many people on their vacation still carry the world on their shoulders? How many people on their vacation still wake up early in the morning to work? Mr.President ignore the peanut gallery and have as much of a rockin’ time as you can.

    • 19 edp4bho
      August 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      In the Amen corner today… 😀

    • 20 57andFemale
      August 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      There’s a new-fangled invention call the telephone and the internets and all kinds of magic-y technology. This whole issue is so stupid.

    • 21 HZ
      August 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks UT. It is so wonderful to see our intense, hardworking President working for us. He is the President we must keep for another term for sure. I love my President and I am so grateful for him each and everyday. God be with him in wisdom, calmness, firmness, and give him lots of rest as he continues to work for us. We love you, Mr. President and our beautiful First Lady.

  6. 22 edp4bho
    August 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I must add……..damn, my President looks good in that picture 😀 😀

  7. 24 Bobfr
    August 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Likely not OT – it’s getting very intense in Tripoli – Freedom Soon:


    I imagine one topic they are discussing is the rapid closure by the Libyan Freedom Fighters/National Liberation Army on Tripoli – from all directions and the reality of the naval guns and helis coming from the sea.

    You’re reading it here long before the newstainers and corporate media are sharing these developments with anyone 🙂

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together

    • 25 utaustinliberal
      August 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks for this Bob. Finally, the newstainers, at least MSNBC, did a credible job on Libya this morning and afternoon. Plus the official word is that it looks like Gaddafi might be stepping down soon and Tunisia is working out details to grant him asylum. Crossing my fingers that when he finally steps down, the people come together to form a better government. I’m glad President Obama didn’t do this unilaterally. With a coalition, you get better results.

      • 26 Bobfr
        August 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

        Most of that stuff on MSNBC is bull$%^t, unfortunately, ut.

        For starters, Tunisia is now a signatory of the ICC and would be legally bound to detain and render to The Hague Daffi and his son Saif. Beyond that, literally 10s of thousands of Libyan refugees in Tunisia would go after him with a vengeance that would ignite even more unrest in Tunisia – the place, as you know, where the ‘Arab Spring’ began, to wit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Spring#Tunisian_revolution

        So, those paying close attention have given the rumors many grains of salt.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 27 Bobfr
      August 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      And – “#UK MILITARY OPS SHIP “HMS LIVERPOOL” now departing #Malta headed South to help #Freedomfighters. #Libya #Feb17″

      That’s south to firing range on Tripoli – you can count on it.



      #NTC spokesman in Zliten says rebels joined Misurata rebels took control of most of Zliten and total control of Sarman to the west.#libya

      @feb17voices Feb 17 voices AJA: spokesman of opposition fighters in #Zliten in front of Mosque of Abd As-Salam Al-Asmar; center of city under their control #Libya

      Closing from the east and the west and the south very rapidly over the past five days …

      Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 28 Bobfr
      August 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      In the past two hours (i.e., starting at ~ 1200 PDT):

      good evening free libya
      after clearing the seaside in tripoli the heli operation to clear the city from gadaffi-troops will start from north to south
      2 warships just arive in strike distance for their mainguns in front of tripoli.


      @Thanku4theAnger THANKU4THEANGER
      Breaking: Ahrar TV: Tripoli: LPC: 500 Mercs to Corinithia hotel clashed with gunfire exchanged in parking lot demanding money #FEB17 #LIBYA

      AJA Breaking: Opposition fighters in #Tripoli freed a large number of prisoners from Abu Saleem Prison. #Libya

      Great news confirmed ! With the help of #NATO #FF’s & defected members of internal security Abu Saleem prisoners have been released. #Libya

      Yes.WE.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 29 Bobfr
      August 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      As of 0040 Libya time, 20th day of Ramadan, 20 August 2011

      moooonlight22 Libya Free Forever. Breakin News #Liberation of #TRIPOLI has begun #Feb 17 #LibyaLibyans congratulations.

      Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

      • 30 Bobfr
        August 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm

        0100 – Breaking news on AlArabiya: the operation for the liberation of #Tripoli has started.
        “#TRIPOLI: OPERATION DAWN OF THE BRIDE. #Feb17 Its started!!!!!”

        Tripoli is referred to as ‘the bride of the Mediterranean …

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  8. 31 carolyn
    August 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    The President has dealt with the Libya situation just right. No more Iraqs!

  9. 32 HZ
    August 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    We have a great man in the Oval Office who will listen, weighevery report and briefing, and make his final call. I have enough trust in his brilliant mind to do the right thing. Plus he has surrounded himself with men and women who have stated that they love working for this President. Keep him safe, dear Father.

  10. 33 Pat
    August 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

    This photo of the President Being briefed is worth a thousand words. Anyone read Mother Jones article on counterterrism this week. Its chilling to say the least.

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