As Global Markets Crash, Obama Goes On Vacation

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Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:24 | 1572341 Dick Darlington
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Yes we can!!!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:26 | 1572358 spiral_eyes
Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:32 | 1572404 TheTmfreak
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This man needs a break. Geez. Shouldn't everyone have time off (regardless of whether its all the time?)

I wonder if he is using his paid leave or sick day account for this one.... Both have to be depleated by now..

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:38 | 1572445 MillionDollarBonus_
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At last, some thanks for the hard work of our ELECTED politicians. These spoiled brat libertarians will look back on this day and thank our congress for the courageous work they are doing. It's easy to complain about the world's problems, but our politicians are tirelessly solving them every day.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:59 | 1572604 Clueless Economist
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Your sarcasm is dripping...all over my boobs.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:20 | 1572779 TheTmfreak
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Yes the politicians are tirelessly attempting to solve the problem of having solutions.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:21 | 1572788 NoTTD
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Marry me.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 11:07 | 1573062 falak pema
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acidulated boobs are good for a sugary heart. It adds balance where it is badly needed, when biflation and stag-deflation are both dangerous prospects, in a night full of roller coaster rides which accepts no compromise.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:58 | 1572600 Gringo Viejo
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"When the sun goes down, the tide goes out,

The people gather 'round and they all begin to shout,

Hey! Hey! Uncle Dud,

It's a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi Mud,

It's a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi Mud."

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 11:01 | 1573028 CrashisOptimistic
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You realize, this is the GOP's fault.  If we just had an overwhelming Democratic majority in Congress, like we had for 2 years up to just 8 months ago, we could have tax increases everyone wants that would solve all these problems.

The reason we didn't have those tax increases was we forgot.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:29 | 1572386 Pladizow
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Timmy Geithner's 50th B-Day today, can let Obamas 500 point loss on his birthday beat little timmy.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:34 | 1572421 Long-John-Silver
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and NO, you can't.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:25 | 1572349 Madcow
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Hugo Chavez:  Barry, I want my MF gold

Barack Obama:  Listen Hugo, how about shares in the GLD and a cash bonus instead

Hugo Chavez:  Barry, I want my MF gold

Barack Obama:  Okay, we'll thrown in some friends and family shares and cut you in on the Groupon IPO

Hugo Chavez:  Barry, I want my MF gold

Barack Obama:  Listen Hugo, we tricked you fair and square and now its time to move on.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:36 | 1572430 snowball777
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Barack: Should you be talking to Jamie the Greek?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:41 | 1572464 pods
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SHOW ME THE TRADITION!

pods

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:46 | 1572519 Dr. Richard Head
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Perhaps O'blahhhhma could threaten ATF gun laundering or offer a Wells-Fargo drug laundering account.  Sticks and carrots - it's not just for Republicans anymore.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:25 | 1572353 LawsofPhysics
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Actually, I am of the mind that having Obama go on vacation (and be silent) for a while is probably a good thing Tyler.  Let the grown-ups handle this please.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:27 | 1572369 youngmanU2
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Here, here.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:42 | 1572478 LeBalance
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point one out.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:45 | 1572505 unununium
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WTF is that supposed to mean? Grown ups like Jamie Dimon?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:04 | 1572635 Bob
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What does it mean?  You're not supposed to ask that!

From what I've gathered, it's code for "austerity for the bottom 80%" and "long live TBTF" propagandists.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 11:28 | 1573187 my puppy for prez
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Yes, I agree!

And let's be fair to Barry....since he is most likely not allowed to smoke crack any longer, his addictive personality has to be addicted to SOMETHING!  And Martha's Vineyard is SOOO addicting!  You can see photos of him actually wallowing in his addiction:  shoving an ice cream cone in his mouth, riding a bike wearing his cute little helmet....

I have a feeling we won't be seeing pics of his frequent soires on deck of the gargantuan yachts in harbor.  I was really looking forward to that!

Lesson:  When you are jones-ing for Martha's Vineyard, not even an apocalyptic economy can keep you away.  It's not his fault, folks....they just haven't organized an MVA group yet...Martha's Vineyard Anonymous!   

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 11:28 | 1573188 my puppy for prez
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Yes, I agree!

And let's be fair to Barry....since he is most likely not allowed to smoke crack any longer, his addictive personality has to be addicted to SOMETHING!  And Martha's Vineyard is SOOO addicting!  You can see photos of him actually wallowing in his addiction:  shoving an ice cream cone in his mouth, riding a bike wearing his cute little helmet....

I have a feeling we won't be seeing pics of his frequent soires on deck of the gargantuan yachts in harbor.  I was really looking forward to that!

Lesson:  When you are jones-ing for Martha's Vineyard, not even an apocalyptic economy can keep you away.  It's not his fault, folks....they just haven't organized an MVA group yet...Martha's Vineyard Anonymous!   

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:26 | 1572354 centerline
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Maybe he can fit in a quick TV appearance from the Vineyard.  That always calms the markets....lolololololololol.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:46 | 1572514 Thorlyx
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has he packed the teleprompter ?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:23 | 1572775 Oh regional Indian
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Whddaya mean?
He IS the teleprompter!

All hail the king of the Telly
Don't mind that rumbling belly
For of change there is hope
And infinite scope
Of blaming it all on New Delhi

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/crop-circle-craziness-and-tho...

PS: H/T to the Limerick King, surely an inspiration

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:26 | 1572360 Caveman93
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WTF no Golf?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:31 | 1572400 Dagny Taggart
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He must be frustrated with his short game lol.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:34 | 1572414 TheTmfreak
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I mean all that walking around and holding titanium sticks probably takes alot out of the man. Also the wife and kids need a break from their paid African visits.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:41 | 1572463 jakethesnake76
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Dagny, When are you going to shoot the second half of your movie, cause 1/2 of atlas shrugged just doesn't get it ??? ;-)

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:42 | 1572472 Híppos Purrós
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+100

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:26 | 1572361 oogs66
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any estimates on how much this vacation costs taxpayers?  does he pay any out of pocket or all taxpayers?  how many people in his entourage that we have to pay for? 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:37 | 1572436 dwdollar
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"does he pay any out of pocket or all taxpayers?"

Haha...  you kid right?

 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:27 | 1572363 LoneStarHog
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HOPE I get to go on vacation more while you are searching for CHANGE in your pockets to buy food, housing...

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:38 | 1572444 snowball777
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HOPE they don't notice I haven't paid the mort in months or I may be forced to CHANGE my address.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:27 | 1572367 mess nonster
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The more time they spend on vacation the less time they have to screw something up. 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:36 | 1572434 lizzy36
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I don't know about that.

Say what you want about Obama, but nobody screwed the pooch worse the W. Nobody. And no President spent more time on vacation.

Full Disclosure:neither a republican or a democrat. pro rule of law.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:43 | 1572465 wang (not verified)
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no fan of W

but your talking points are straight from Politico

 

there is afterall a slight diff between the Vineyard and asslick Texas, which W called home (which Politico, MSBS etc. luv to count as vacation time)

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:04 | 1572531 Convervative Co...
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You know, when I leave work in the afternoon and head to that building that I own that has all my stuff, I don't really consider it a "vacation".

Neither does anyone else in the world, except for the MSM when it comes to W.

If O wants to spend some down time at his Chicago home, more power to him. Only those with some sort of derangement would begrudge him that.

But saying that jaunts to Europe and Martha's Vineyard are in the same category as going to your own home (or even Camp David) is downright rediculous.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:28 | 1572368 mfoste1
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he knows hes not getting re-elected.....hes just trying to milk US taxpayers while he can! would RP go on vaca whist SHTF? I dont think so....

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 21:38 | 1575535 StychoKiller
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Midwest bus tours are sooo stressful!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:28 | 1572372 the not so migh...
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nero fiddled, obama does eagle birdie on 5

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:31 | 1572397 oogs66
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on the bright side, no cell phones on the course, so he doesn't have to worry about the market...out of sight, out of mind

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:41 | 1572471 KnightsofNee
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After a couple of foot wedges!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:32 | 1572374 Cognitive Dissonance
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The wheels of the bus go round and round.

The doors of the bus go open and shut.

The riders on the bus go bumpity bump.

The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish.

The doggies on the bus go bark bark bark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh99A86HraY

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:29 | 1572378 High Plains Drifter
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gold is going up.  gold is currency. you can move around with gold in your pocket and not worry about it. 

 

jim cramer   cnbc            8  18  2011

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:31 | 1572401 The Shootist
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What a tool bag. The guy is almost as bad as Jon Nadler.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:48 | 1572539 WonderDawg
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I don't watch much MSM news but I turned on CNBC this morning for shits and giggles. Cramer just said financials and technology stocks are no place to be. Wasn't it Cramer that was touting BAC just a couple of months ago?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1572622 High Plains Drifter
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http://www.amazon.com/Trading-Enemy-Seduction-Betrayal-Cramers/dp/006008...

in his book, trading with the enemy, a man named Nicholas Maier, talked about what it was like working for jimbo cramer. among other things he talked about how cramer used cnbc to pump the stocks he wanted pumped so he could then dump them. and now he works there. imagine that.

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