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Bloviating Zeppelin: Obamas Visiting Martha's Vineyard -- Again

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(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Obamas Visiting Martha's Vineyard -- Again

This is the second visit the Obamas have made to Martha's Vineyard; the first occurred in the summer of 2009.

How are T-shirt sales at the Vineyard? Glad you asked:

One barometer of the plunge in excitement has been the sale of Obama-themed T-shirts, which designers had been banking on after the craze of last year. Clothing labeled with the president’s name sold by the thousands, helping to salvage a tough economic year for the island.

But this year’s T-shirt sales are much less brisk, merchants say.

“Last year, Obama gave you goose bumps, but I don’t think you’re going to see that this year,’’ said Alex McCluskey, co-owner of the Locker Room, who sold more than 4,000 “I vacationed with Obama’’ T-shirts last year. But so far this year, he said, his hot item is T-shirts of former President Bush asking, “Miss me yet?’’

This is the sixth holiday the Obamas have enjoyed this year.

How many vacations have you enjoyed this year? One, perhaps, if that? On the assumption, of course, that you have a job and can still provide for a family vacation.

Mr Obama spent 26 days on vacation last year. Did you get a month's vacation last year, during a recession?

In the meantime, only 1 in 4 people approve of his handling of the economy;

Jobless claims are at their highest level in nine months;

Twenty-two additional states believes Arizona's immigration bill was proper and are advocating their own versions;

The rather conservative CBO indicates the U.S. budget deficit will hit $1.342 trillion this year, 9.1% of the GDP;

18% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim. I tend to disagree. If he is a true Muslim, he is the most efficient "stealth Muslim" extant; bound to pray to Mecca five times daily, I doubt mandates such as that could escape media lenses. Devout extremist Muslims wouldn't have him; I believe that, instead, it is his philosophies which sympathize with Islam. On the other hand, Muslims will take advantage of sympathy and inroads wherever they may be found, at the expense or ignorance of our president and our nation. And our president is massively ignorant;

Yet, even the New York Times, on May 12th of 2008, wrote:

But it is a mistake to conflate his African identity with his Muslim heritage. Senator Obama is half African by birth and Africans can understandably identify with him. In Islam, however, there is no such thing as a half-Muslim. Like all monotheistic religions, Islam is an exclusive faith.

As the son of the Muslim father, Senator Obama was born a Muslim under Muslim law as it is universally understood. It makes no difference that, as Senator Obama has written, his father said he renounced his religion. Likewise, under Muslim law based on the Koran his mother’s Christian background is irrelevant.

Of course, as most Americans understand it, Senator Obama is not a Muslim. He chose to become a Christian, and indeed has written convincingly to explain how he arrived at his choice and how important his Christian faith is to him.

His conversion, however, was a crime in Muslim eyes; it is “irtidad” or “ridda,” usually translated from the Arabic as “apostasy,” but with connotations of rebellion and treason. Indeed, it is the worst of all crimes that a Muslim can commit, worse than murder (which the victim’s family may choose to forgive).

Mr Obama is not in keeping with national thought; he is resolutely tone deaf on the Ground Zero mosque (which now AP journalist are forbidden to label as such - instead to call it the "NYC mosque"). According to a new TIME poll, 61% of respondents oppose the construction of the Park51/Cordoba House project, compared with 26% who support it;

Home values continue to fall;

And yet, it's time for another vacation during a recession.

I mean, we certainly wouldn't want our dear Mr Obama to be taxed, uncomfortable, or stressed on any level, would we?



Blogger TexasFred said...


There, now I feel MUCH better... :)

I hope YOUR readers will like this post from my blog: Jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months

Thu Aug 19, 08:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

aren't those T Shirts great? And to think libs would carry them in their shops? ASTONISHING!
and really, really good :-)

As for 'half muslim'..I believe that we have a president who might just consider himself that..huh?

Thu Aug 19, 11:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger CJ said...

BZ -

I certainly think he's sympathetic to the Muslim religion, which for me is problematic to say the least. Any encouragement the radicals can seize is a bad thing and Obama's sympathy is definitely encouragement.

Vacation? What's that? If I could actually get the time off, I can't afford to go anywhere...


Fri Aug 20, 03:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Ray said...

<< Zero Vaca....Obamaccomadations 5 grand a nite for 10 nights plus AFO $65 gph.(that's gnotes per hour)

Fri Aug 20, 09:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

Obama's Presidency: FAIL.

Fri Aug 20, 11:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF, if you're Conservative you're racist.


Fri Aug 20, 11:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

I AM a Conservative, and everyone KNOWS I'm a racist, Dr. Donnie Dickless told em so... :)

Fri Aug 20, 02:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

I'd sure like to meet the 1 in 4 that thinks Obama is handling the econ well. I bet he'd be an easy mark for a couple of cons I know. I need some cash, gotta get some more guns and ammo...

Fri Aug 20, 05:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Law and Order Teacher said...

And they criticize teachers for being off summers.

Fri Aug 20, 06:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Chris said...

Wow...all this talk about vacations makes me want to take a month long excursion. Oh wait...I'm one of the po' folks who only has 2 weeks. Since Obama can force people to hire employees (or try to), can he make them give me more vacation time? I mean, he leads by example right? If a month is good enough for his Holiness, then I should get the same treatment...right?

Fri Aug 20, 09:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Chris, don't feel bad; there are people in the Obama Administration advocating for a 21-hour work week.


Sat Aug 21, 05:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

I could stomach his politics if he was half way competent but I doubt, on his own, he could organize a five car funeral.

Sat Aug 21, 08:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tom said...

My wife and I have taken exactly 3 vacations since being married almost 19 years ago (not including the honeymoon). How Obozo can take a vacation on the taxpayer's dime when so many people are out of work or under financial pressure due to the economy and still sleep at night is beyond me.

Sun Aug 22, 01:27:00 PM PDT  

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