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At least one would hope it is improving more than the economy is. Certainly this is where he has invested his time.

According to a new report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), President Barack Obama has spent over twice as many hours on vacation and golf (976 hours) as he has in economic meetings of any kind (474.4 hours).
 

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Its embarrassing that athletics is so important to him and he's such a terrible athlete. Bubba was a better athlete.
 

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Its embarrassing that athletics is so important to him and he's such a terrible athlete. Bubba was a better athlete.
Top 10: Obama's Place Among Athletic Presidents

By Kevin Askeland
MaxPreps.com

Obama regularly plays basketball and is an unabashed fan of the game. How do his skills match up with the other 43 leaders of our country? Here’s a look at our country’s most athletic presidents.


10. George W. Bush

The one-time part owner of the Texas Rangers, Bush has showed off his throwing arm on numerous occasions in throwing out the first pitch at Major League ballgames. Like his father, Bush played baseball at Yale and has also enjoyed running and cycling in his leisure time.



9. Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln was known as a pretty fair wrestler in his youth. Most noteworthy was a wrestling match against Jack Armstrong in 1831 in New Salem. Armstrong was considered the best fighter in the area, but several accounts of the match have Lincoln winning handily. Lincoln was also known for his strength reportedly carried a load of 600 pounds.



8. John F. Kennedy

Kennedy was a swimmer at Harvard and won an intercollegiate sailing championship with his brother Joe. He also played football and the family touch football games on the White House lawn were legendary during his term as president.



7. Jimmy Carter

Carter was president in the late 1970s – right when the running craze hit America. A cross country runner in the service, Carter was often shown running for recreation during his White House days. In high school in Plains, Ga., Carter was a standout in basketball and reportedly played baseball while serving in the Navy.



6. Ronald Reagan

Reagan may have been better known for portraying athletes in the movies than actually being an athlete. He played George Gipp in the movie “Knute Rockne, All-American” and Grover Alexander in “The Winning Team.” Reagan graduated from Dixon High School in Illinois where he played sports. According to Reagan, he was lifeguard and saved 77 lives in 1926. He also reportedly played football at Eureka College. Riding horseback and working on his California ranch were some of the more physical activities he participated in during his two terms as president.



5. Barack Obama

The newly-elected president has made no secret of his love for the game of basketball. Often shown playing pickup games during his campaign, Obama is reported to have led Occidental College in scoring in 1979; however other reports list him as a member of the JV team, not the varsity. Obama graduated from Punahou High School in Hawaii, which has won 322 state championships, the most of any school in the nation.



4. Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt was a rugged outdoorsman who was known for his marksmanship. Roosevelt also took boxing lessons as a youth and enjoyed the sport up until his presidency when he was injured in one eye and was forced to give up the sport.



3. George H.W. Bush

During his days at Yale, Bush was a left-handed first baseman and played in the first two College World Series. He was a team captain and batted .354 his senior year with a pair of home runs. He has also been an avid golfer in his later years.



2. Dwight Eisenhower

Eisenhower was a talented running back at West Point and participated in the famous Carlisle vs. Army game in 1912 that included Jim Thorpe (Thorpe’s Carlisle team won). Eisenhower was a graduate of Abilene High School in Kansas. Eisenhower’s football career came to an end, however, when he injured his knee. The 34th president also enjoyed golfing during his two terms in office.



1. Gerald Ford

Ford was the center on two national championship teams at Michigan (1932, 1933). He earned team MVP honors his senior year and was reportedly offered contracts by both the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, but he decided to go into politics instead. Ford also played in the College All-Star Game against the Chicago Bears as well as the East-West Shrine Game. Ford graduated from Grand Rapids South High School where he was an all-city player.
 

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A Comparison of Recent Presidential Vacation Time
By Tara Dodrill | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Thu, Dec 29, 2011


1. George W. Bush- spent 180 days on his Crawford Ranch and at Camp David during his first 31 months in office

- Bush spent 487 days playing golf at Camp David

- Bush took additional extended vacation of five weeks in one stretch, the longest of any president ever.

- Bush spent a total of 1,020 days on vacation while president.


2. Ronald Reagan- spent 112 days on vacation during his first 31 months in office


3. Obama spent 61 days on vacation during his first 31 months in office.


4. Bill Clinton - President Clinton spent 28 days on vacation during his first 31 months in office


http://news.yahoo.com/comparison-recent-presidential-vacation-time-160400657.html

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/1/4/241576/Presidential-Vacations.aspx
 

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Its embarrassing that athletics is so important to him and he's such a terrible athlete. Bubba was a better athlete.
Good. Now deuce will go 20 pages on which one is a better athlete.
 

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George W Bush Still Remains The Leader in Wasting Taxpayers Money For Personal Gain
by cut and paste king Posted December 20, 2012

President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.

Bush passed Reagan in total vacation days in 2005 with three and a half years left in his presidency. Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his 8 year presidency. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David during his presidency and 490 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, a total of 977 days.

When you add the days President Bush spent at Kennebunkport, Maine, he spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House — close to 3 years.

At 1,020 days, Bush was close to being on vacation more days than President John F. Kennedy’s total days in office (1,036). Representatives at the Nixon and Johnson Libraries indicate those two Presidents were on vacation less than 1,000 days during their terms.

President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. Of course, staff was around all three Presidents on vacations and all White House aides argue that the commander-in-chief is never “out of touch” with work.

Calls to the Eisenhower and Truman Libraries reveal that those Presidents were not on vacation for more than 1,020 days. Eisenhower was on vacation for 456 days during his 8 years in office. When asked on whether President Herbert Hoover’s vacation days could be over 500 for 4 years a historian at the Hoover Library said, “No chance. Everyone agrees he was a grinder — he was the kind of guy for whom a vacation was rare — his vacation days were less than 50.” Hoover was in office from 1929 to 1933. Frequently Hoover either drove himself on brief trips or was driven by a military attachment or took the train.

http://www.sodahead.com/united-stat...?link=ibaf&q=rank+presidents+by+vacation+time
 

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1. Gerald Ford

Ford was the center on two national championship teams at Michigan (1932, 1933). He earned team MVP honors his senior year and was reportedly offered contracts by both the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, but he decided to go into politics instead. Ford also played in the College All-Star Game against the Chicago Bears as well as the East-West Shrine Game. Ford graduated from Grand Rapids South High School where he was an all-city player.


..and the public only remembers him as a stumblebum because of his numerous "slips" on camera. Oh, and Chevy Chase, something that Chase has apologized for numerous times through the years.
 

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A Comparison of Recent Presidential Vacation Time
By Tara Dodrill | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Thu, Dec 29, 2011


1. George W. Bush- spent 180 days on his Crawford Ranch and at Camp David during his first 31 months in office

- Bush spent 487 days playing golf at Camp David

- Bush took additional extended vacation of five weeks in one stretch, the longest of any president ever.

- Bush spent a total of 1,020 days on vacation while president.


2. Ronald Reagan- spent 112 days on vacation during his first 31 months in office


3. Obama spent 61 days on vacation during his first 31 months in office.


4. Bill Clinton - President Clinton spent 28 days on vacation during his first 31 months in office


http://news.yahoo.com/comparison-recent-presidential-vacation-time-160400657.html

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/1/4/241576/Presidential-Vacations.aspx
Bush must have been penalized for slow play a lot since he played a total of 24 rounds of golf as President. So according to your copy and paste that's about 20 days per round- just the Camp David rounds. As usual not one thing you post/paste has a shred of reliability.
 

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Bush must have been penalized for slow play a lot since he played a total of 24 rounds of golf as President. So according to your copy and paste that's about 20 days per round- just the Camp David rounds. As usual not one thing you post/paste has a shred of reliability.
Maybe this will help you figure it out, beej. It's always fun when you come on here with your Obama stuff because it's so easy to blow you out of the water. You could make it a bit more challenging, though.

Your Hero had a very leisurely presidency and the results reflected that.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_vacation_days_did_George_W_Bush_take_while_president
 

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I am going to start calling him Bush 32% for the amount of vacation time he took during his two terms as president. It is a number that will be with me forevermore. Just like Mason 32 - 48 for his Big 10 record as the Gopher's head football coach.

Thanks to Bga for another I Hate Obama post that provides the rest of us with more evidence why Bush 32% is the worst president during the last 110 years and one of the worst in American history.
 

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I would think you appreciate him setting the table for the Obama-Broke agenda.
 

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Maybe this will help you figure it out, beej. It's always fun when you come on here with your Obama stuff because it's so easy to blow you out of the water. You could make it a bit more challenging, though.

Your Hero had a very leisurely presidency and the results reflected that.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_vacation_days_did_George_W_Bush_take_while_president
I'm not going to bother much with you here Jamiche because I am semi-retired from arguing on here with people that are fools or liars or both as befits you. Bush didn't like Washington DC much and therefore spent a fair amount of his work time at Camp David and at the ranch. If you like lying to yourself than believe as you wish.
 

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Sweet Mother of Mercy! A thread about what President was a better athlete and took more vacation time. It does not get any better than this :)


Thanks Beeg.
 

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I'm not going to bother much with you here Jamiche because I am semi-retired from arguing on here with people that are fools or liars or both as befits you. Bush didn't like Washington DC much and therefore spent a fair amount of his work time at Camp David and at the ranch. If you like lying to yourself than believe as you wish.
Do you think a president really "experiences" washington dc, beej? The white house is pretty much hermetically sealed, much like your psyche.

Very nice rationalization for why your Hero took a lot of time off (it was a new one), though not nearly as destructive a rationalization for why he ginned up a war that cost thousands of lives and trillions of dollars.
 

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Sweet Mother of Mercy! A thread about what President was a better athlete and took more vacation time. It does not get any better than this :)

Thanks Beeg.
Bga trying to get some recognition for Gerald Ford, the greatest athlete to become President during the 100th Year of Birth and the 40th Year of his appointment to the Vice-Presidency, is nothing to be mocked. It's even the 70th Anniversary Year of Mr.Ford's seeing his first action in the Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier USS Monterey! The fact that he had to get to Mr.Ford in such an inadvertent manner is a little odd but nonetheless:

Congratulations to Mr.Ford our unsung 38th President!
 

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Bga trying to get some recognition for Gerald Ford, the greatest athlete to become President during the 100th Year of Birth and the 40th Year of his appointment to the Vice-Presidency, is nothing to be mocked. It's even the 70th Anniversary Year of Mr.Ford's seeing his first action in the Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier USS Monterey! The fact that he had to get to Mr.Ford in such an inadvertent manner is a little odd but nonetheless:

Congratulations to Mr.Ford our unsung 38th President!
PRANG!!
 

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Bga trying to get some recognition for Gerald Ford, the greatest athlete to become President during the 100th Year of Birth and the 40th Year of his appointment to the Vice-Presidency, is nothing to be mocked. It's even the 70th Anniversary Year of Mr.Ford's seeing his first action in the Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier USS Monterey! The fact that he had to get to Mr.Ford in such an inadvertent manner is a little odd but nonetheless:

Congratulations to Mr.Ford our unsung 38th President!
Right on and thank you, beej!
 

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Now we need to debate who is the funniest president. Is there any doubt that it is my guy Obama?


 

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Now we need to debate who is the funniest president. Is there any doubt that it is my guy Obama?
JFK is still the funniest President. Though many people say that, away from the public, Ike and Teddy R. were pretty funny guys too.
 

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I wouldn't know anything about that. I never listened to even one of his speeches for more than two minutes.
Good, you can trust me on this one. Reagan was off the cuff funny. Obama has developed ok timing for reading jokes written by others. Huge difference. Reagan also was a great story teller.
 

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The funniest off the cuff politician I've seen is Mike Huckabee.
 

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Good, you can trust me on this one. Reagan was off the cuff funny. Obama has developed ok timing for reading jokes written by others. Huge difference. Reagan also was a great story teller.
Obama delivers a joke well, but his a Corporate Lawyer by training and temperament. Not a real funny guy. Reagan had the best writers, was a good story teller, had natural timing and was a good actor. In his younger days "tore it up" pretty good. The boy knew how to party and have fun. He was funny, but not a natural wit. NOBODY was talking about his skill as an "ad libber" before he was famous. Quite the opposite. "Off the cuff funny"? Hardly, but he could make you think that.

JFK was just plain funny. Even Ike had a rep of being naturally funny, if mainly among friends.

Now I'm not sure what you would have thought during your days as a wild-eyed Liberal, Libertarian, right-leaning Republican, hard-core Republican, pretending to be back to Libertarian days. Now that you're back to hard-core Republican, baiting days it's hard to know if you're just being "you" or you just don't know.

Reagan's writers would have made this funnier.
 

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Oh, I'm pretending to be libertarian. This ought to be good ice.

I'm clearly not as old as you. Can you tell me what kind of story teller Rutherford Hayes was?
 

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At least one would hope it is improving more than the economy is. Certainly this is where he has invested his time.

According to a new report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), President Barack Obama has spent over twice as many hours on vacation and golf (976 hours) as he has in economic meetings of any kind (474.4 hours).
Beeg, the best thing for America will be if Obama continues to play more and more golf over the next few years. It will keep him from trying to solve economic problems through additional stimulus packages, tax increases, Obamacare, or anything else his advisors could come up with. Enjoy these years because he has given up trying to be President since 2010 and is content to piss away his time in office doing nothing. Just think, all he's done this year is talk about restricting 50 round magazines...
 
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