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Obama To Cut Vacation ‘Short’ (In Order To Do Amnesty?)

From The Hill:

Obama to interrupt vacation

By Justin Sink | August 6, 2014

President Obama’s plans to spend two uninterrupted weeks vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard have been interrupted — but the White House isn’t saying why. The president, originally slated to stay in the Massachusetts enclave Aug. 9–24, will return to Washington on Sunday, Aug. 17, “to attend meetings at the White House,” according to an aide.

The president will remain in town until Tuesday, Aug. 19, when he’s scheduled to travel back to Martha’s Vineyard. The White House provided no additional details about what necessitated the change in travel plans…

The breathless speculation from our Kremlin watchers in the news media is that Obama is going to come back from vacation in order to announce his executive orders granting amnesty to everyone who is not currently holding a murder weapon.

Which he would prefer to do while Congress is not in session, so melting the Capitol Hill switchboard will have no effect. (Not that it would, anyway.)

Even while on the island, the president will put in some hours working. In addition to the customary daily presidential briefings, Obama will attend a fundraiser benefiting House Democrats on Aug. 11…

Naturally, Obama will do fundraisers. He gets praised at fundraisers. Which means they are probably more fun for him than golf.

While on Martha’s Vineyard, the Obamas are expected to stay at the 8,100-square foot mansion of Democratic donor Joanne Hubschman, according to the Vineyard Gazette. The three-story compound features a pool, hot tub, indoor gym, and basketball and tennis courts.

We sure hope he gets in some digs about income inequality while he is there.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, August 7th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama To Cut Vacation ‘Short’ (In Order To Do Amnesty?)”

  1. mr_bill

    White Hut Playbook:
    1.) Decide on End Result
    2.) Fabricate “Crisis”
    3.) Do Nothing to Help; Exacerbate “Crisis”
    4.) Blame Republicans
    5.) Ridicule Republican Solutions
    6.) Offer Ridiculous democrat party “Solution”
    7.) Act Incredulous When democrat party “Solution” Rejected By Rational People
    8.) Use Opposition to “Solution” for Fundraising
    9.) Go On Vacation
    10.) “Cut Vacation Short” to “Deal With Crisis”
    11.) Unilaterally Enact Intended End Result Via Diktat
    12.) Go On Vacation Again
    13.) Call Opposition “Racists”
    14.) Rinse and Repeat

  2. captstubby

    Solipsism
    The belief that the person holding the belief is the only real thing in the universe. All other persons and things are merely ornaments or impediments to his happiness.
    Rene Descartes proved his existance by saying ” I think, therefore I am.”
    (cogito- ergo, sum).
    The solipsist prefers ” cogito ergo omnia sum”
    -I think therefore, I am everything!
    by J E Walker November 20, 2003

    ” Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one’s own mind is sure to exist. Thoughts and concepts are all that exist, and furthermore, only the solipsist’s own thoughts and consciousness exist. If the last surviving person is a solipsist, he or she will believe that even when others were alive, there never had been another thought, experience or emotion other than his or her own. Solipsism is not a single concept but instead refers to several worldviews whose common element is some form of denial of the existence of a universe independent from the mind of the agent. Possibly the most controversial feature of the solipsistic worldview is the denial of the existence of other minds.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solipsism

    It’s a quality often found in narcissists, people who greatly admire themselves — such as a presidential candidate confident that he is a better speechwriter than his speechwriters, knows more about policy than his policy directors, and is a better political director than his political director.
    Obama’s narcissism has been painfully apparent as the United States suffers one reversal after another in world affairs
    Candidate Obama did not just campaign as a critic of the policies of the opposing party’s president, as many candidates do, but he portrayed himself repeatedly as someone who, because he “looks different” from any past American president, would make America beloved and cherished in the world.
    Plenty of solipsism here. Obama’s status as the possible — and then actual — first black president was surely an electoral asset. Most Americans believed and believe that, given the nation’s history, the election of a black president would be a good thing, at least in the abstract.
    But that history has less resonance beyond America’s borders.
    Obama was also mistaken in thinking that his election and the departure of the cowboy/bully Bush would make the United States popular again among the world’s leaders and peoples — though it had that effect in the faculty lounges and university neighborhoods Obama had chosen to inhabit.
    Obama’s assumption that other leaders share his views has its limits. It does not always apply to those who have been allies and friends of the United States.
    Being on the lookout for common ground is sensible. Assuming common ground when none exists is foolish. And often has bad consequences.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/.....ael-barone

    the belief that the whole of reality and the external world and other people are merely representations of the individual self, having no independent existence of their own, and might in fact not even exist.
    The origins of Solipsism in Western Philosophy lie with the Greek Pre-Socratic Sophist Gorgias who claimed that: 1) nothing exists; 2) even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; and 3) even if something could be known about it, knowledge about it cannot be communicated to others.
    the very idea of communicating philosophical ideas would be entirely pointless to a true solipsist as, according to them, there is no other mind with whom they would communicate their beliefs. It also goes against the commonly observed tendency for sane adult humans in the western world to interpret the world as external and existing independently of themselves.
    http://www.philosophybasics.com/index.html

    “I suppose that one reason I have always detested religion is its sly tendency to insinuate the idea that the universe is designed with ‘you’ in mind or, even worse, that there is a divine plan into which one fits whether one knows it or not. This kind of modesty is too arrogant for me.”
    ― Christopher Hitchens,

    “What I admire most in any man is a serene spirit, a steady freedom from moral indignation, an all-embracing tolerance — in brief, what is commonly called good sportsmanship. Such a man is not to be mistaken for one who shirks the hard knocks of life. On the contrary, he is frequently an eager gladiator, vastly enjoying the opposition. But when he fights he fights in the manner of a gentleman fighting a duel, not in that of a longshoreman cleaning out a waterfront saloon. That is to say, he carefully guards his amour propre by assuming that his opponent is as decent a man as he is, and just as honest — and perhaps, after all, right. Such an attitude is palpably impossible to a democrat. His distinguishing mark is the fact that he always attacks his opponents, not only with all arms, but also with snorts and objurgations — that he is always filled with moral indignation — that he is incapable of imagining honor in an antagonist, and hence incapable of honor himself. Such fellows I do not like. I do not share their emotion. I can’t understand their indignation, their choler. In particular, I can’t fathom their envy. And so I am against them.” —H.L. Mencken




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