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Obamas set to arrive tonight for Hawaii vacation

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:54 a.m. HST, Dec 20, 2013

The White House says President Barack Obama and his family are due to leave Washington Friday aboard Air Force One and arrive in Honolulu just after midnight Saturday for their annual vacation.

The president doesn't have any public events scheduled during his time back in the islands.

He's expected to stay in the same Kailua neighborhood where he has spent the year-end holidays since he was president elect.

In previous years, the president has played golf, visited Hanauma Bay and ventured into Kailua town for shave ice.

Obama was born in Honolulu. The Punahou School graduate spent most of his childhood on Oahu until he left for the mainland to attend college.

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calentura wrote:
The $4 million dollar shave ice. Yummy.
on December 19,2013 | 03:06PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Cue traffic. At least he's on Windward side, contain the traffic to their most of the time.
on December 19,2013 | 03:13PM
Mythman wrote:
Thank you Mr President for promoting Hawaii tourism by spending the holidays here with your beautiful family.
on December 19,2013 | 04:37PM
Venus1 wrote:
Love this President more every day!!! Honored he is from Hawaii!!
on December 19,2013 | 04:42PM
HD36 wrote:
The best president since Richard M Nixon!
on December 19,2013 | 06:13PM
9ronboz wrote:
Perhaps the worst since jimmy carter
on December 19,2013 | 06:42PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
THE Worst. Ever. LIAR.
on December 19,2013 | 06:51PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
No,Bush was the worse,hands down. In fact we still treating the wounded lives he cause from Iraq.
on December 19,2013 | 08:38PM
HD36 wrote:
The best ever, hands down at creating debt. Fact: Obama has created more debt than all presidents before him combined.
on December 19,2013 | 09:32PM
inverse wrote:
In local terms: "Two wongs don't make a white"
on December 20,2013 | 10:38AM
aomohoa wrote:
Well, maybe except for the fact that Obamacare is a disaster. LOL
on December 19,2013 | 06:39PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Nobody talks about the ACA. It's moving along.
on December 19,2013 | 08:39PM
inlanikai wrote:
Crawling and limping along would be a better description.
on December 20,2013 | 02:47AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Do you live under a rock? Maybe you mean "moving along" as the way an avalanche or tsunami moves along.

"A top HealthCare.gov security officer told Congress there have been two, serious high-risk findings since the website’s launch, including one on Monday of this week, CBS News has learned." The official wanted to shutdown the website due to risk, but was overruled. "moving along" must be code of some kind, meaning "chaotic self-perpetuating, ever expanding train wreck".

on December 20,2013 | 07:45AM
SteveToo wrote:
Guess you not one of the 5 million who had their policy canceled NanakuliBoss.
on December 20,2013 | 08:14AM
kailua000 wrote:
a man who calls Chicago home and only claims Hawaii when hes coming on vacation.
on December 19,2013 | 08:23PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
More like Kailua
on December 20,2013 | 12:29AM
HLOEWEN wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on December 19,2013 | 05:46PM
HD36 wrote:
You're just prejudice because he's half white, and his wife is black.
on December 19,2013 | 06:14PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
A quite predictable accusation that has grown weary and meaningless, really. Playing the Race card is always the last gasp of desperation in a futile effort to prop up this arrogant Empty Suit.
on December 19,2013 | 06:57PM
SteveToo wrote:
Obama's the champ at playing the race card.
on December 20,2013 | 08:15AM
Mythman wrote:
Pres Obama is half white?
on December 19,2013 | 07:27PM
HD36 wrote:
Yes, but it's rarely mentioned because if he's criticized, the left can cry racism.
on December 19,2013 | 09:34PM
inverse wrote:
Get with it Mythman. Internet a picture of Obama's mom and she is as white as snow. Obama's maternal grandparents are also as just as white, maybe even "whiter". However my understanding is the maternal grandparents was instrumental in raising Obama while he was in Hawaii and treated him as if they were his own son. I think it was the grandmother who you would approve, that helped keep BO on the straight and narrow and helped to make sure he got his private school education at Puna hou in fact BO stayed at the grandmas condo right next to Central Union Church. Think would be an accurate statement that it wasn't for the 100% Caucasian grandmother during his formative years, BO most likely not have become Pres of the US. There is a moral in this story and possibly one of the main reasons BO became Pres of the US AND was re-elected for a 2nd term. PS Inouye was a true hero in all sense of the word, however I would agree with you what he became after being a senator in Congress for over 30 years was not as stellar.
on December 20,2013 | 10:51AM
aomohoa wrote:
Take your medication. It will all be OK.
on December 19,2013 | 06:40PM
makiki123 wrote:
Stop blocking traffic for 1 hour. Do you think that we don't have to be at medical, business or personal appointments? I guess our time is not important. Is this going to get me a FBI file?
on December 19,2013 | 05:54PM
Venus1 wrote:
No just on the list of Biggest Grumps!!
on December 19,2013 | 06:26PM
aomohoa wrote:
I get you loving his charisma. Other that that he has not been a good president.
on December 19,2013 | 06:43PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Dow Up at records,housing market up, jobs up, Benghazi down, NSA down, ACA a whisper, oh yeah you deserve a Sweet Holiday, Mr.President! Welcome Home.
on December 19,2013 | 08:35PM
South76 wrote:
You must be another welfare w-h-o-r-e.
on December 20,2013 | 02:37AM
Mythman wrote:
Actually the GDP is the highest its been in a long time but still not up there with China's - I think China cooks the books though. Imagine when growth gets back up to before these latest down turns, what a country it will be then, again. I hope it comes sooner rather than later. Hawaii helps by having a foot in the science tech areas but we need more science and tech IT and we need to get real about fixing the native Hawaiian shameful mess we made starting in 1959.....
on December 20,2013 | 06:04AM
makiki123 wrote:
And you on the list of BIGGEST DIMWITS!!
on December 19,2013 | 07:30PM
aomohoa wrote:
We are all already there. The joke is it would be impossible to really keep track of all the useless info being collected on everyone.
on December 19,2013 | 06:42PM
Mythman wrote:
Aren't we still at war with terrorism? When did that war end, if it did.
on December 19,2013 | 07:28PM
kailua000 wrote:
great. now every time I want to leave take a walk or drive home from work it will be a major headache. I should start taking vacation on the leeward side starting the day he arrives.
on December 19,2013 | 08:23PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
No Problem Kailua. Come enjoy our great sunny beaches.
on December 19,2013 | 08:36PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
In Nana?
on December 20,2013 | 12:32AM
7yearTribulation wrote:
Too bad , he and family should have stayed on mainland . Or go visit his real birthplace , Africa
on December 19,2013 | 10:11PM
2NDC wrote:
Sure wish he'd pay more attention to his supporters in Chicago. I bet they miss him. :-(
on December 19,2013 | 10:58PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
He returns to his place of birth to honor America. If he was born internationally the name Obama would not get into The White House.
on December 20,2013 | 12:35AM
loio wrote:
can't socialist Barry and uber patriotic Moochelle find some other place to vacation? soooooooo tired of him/them.
on December 20,2013 | 03:34AM
Mythman wrote:
Aloha Pres Obama and your beautiful family - we are honored by your choosing Hawaii to enjoy the Christmas holidays....
on December 20,2013 | 06:06AM
tutulois wrote:
Welcome home, Obama!
on December 20,2013 | 06:07AM
Sandybeach wrote:
Welcome home Mr. President Obama. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
on December 20,2013 | 07:04AM
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