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Special Michelle Hawaii Flight Would Cost Thousands

by Keith Koffler on December 8, 2011, 7:29 am

President Obama’s decision to send Michelle and his daughters to Hawaii ahead of him if he is delayed by a fight with Congress could cost taxpayers tens of thousands of extra dollars to fund two separate vacation flights and related costs. The move would also violate the intent of an executive order he issued just last month urging federal employees to cut back on expenses like travel.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that Obama told Senate Democratic leaders during a White House meeting that he would delay his scheduled December 17 departure for Hawaii to keep Congress in town until it extends the payroll tax holiday. Said Reid:

I’ll paraphrase it, but I’m pretty close. He said, ‘Michelle and the girls are going to have a great time in Hawaii. They don’t need me there.’

But sending his family ahead of him could easily cost taxpayers an added $100,000, and possibly much more.

Last year, when Obama was delayed by Congress, Michelle left early for Hawaii, and the cost of her separate flight alone totaled about $63,000. This did not include related security and staff costs or the money for a cargo plane that may trail the first lady’s jet on such a trip.

Obama joined Michelle a few days after she landed in Hawaii, and they extended their vacation past their scheduled return date to make up for the president’s lost vacation time.

Sending Michelle to Hawaii ahead of him this year would provide the first lady a convenience that Obama himself is trying to deny government workers.

In an executive order issued Nov. 9 titled “promoting efficient spending,” which was touted by the White House as a sign of Obama’s commitment to cut the deficit, Obama instructed agencies to try to avoid unnecessary plane trips.

. . .  to ensure efficient travel spending, agencies are encouraged to devise strategic alternatives to Government travel, including local or technological alternatives, such as teleconferencing and video conferencing.  Agencies should make all appropriate efforts to conduct business and host or sponsor conferences in space controlled by the Federal Government, wherever practicable and cost effective.

Perhaps a nice “strategic alternative” for the first lady would be to cool her heels at the lovely Camp David, just a short chopper ride from the White House.

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langley barfly December 8, 2011 at 7:32 am

Will ANYONE in the WH “press” corps ask/bring this up?

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Lizzy December 8, 2011 at 8:01 am

No but the last time she did this it was front page on the Daily Mail UK.
Watch that paper they catch lot’s of the Obama’s little naughtiest and
most wasteful ventures. The MSM gives them a pass evert single time.

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Mike C December 8, 2011 at 10:17 am

as of this posting, 182 comments on this article!

Is that outrage I sense?

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Star December 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

What did Mitt say?

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MaryA December 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Yes; it is outrage. We the Taxpayers should DEMAND that the Obamas pay for Moochelle’s vacation trip because she can’t wait for Obama. This selfish move on their part is insensitive and in violation of an executive order that Obama issued last month. But it doesn’t affect his PERSONAL travel that WE pay for??

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Ascetic43 December 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm

“Moochelle”…Bahahahahaha! That’s brilliant, nicely played. Cheers.

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Chris December 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

WHATEVER…..You people miss the forest of our demise while focusing on twigs.

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Frosty7530 December 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Aw shucks Chris, I take it you never heard a hit song from 1950′s called “Little Things Mean a lot”. LadyMichelle has been doing lots of tasteless stuff; she struts around in clothing designed by priciest French Couture houses, she entertains very lavishly, didn’t you see that pix of her, chowing down cheeseburgers w/Malted Milk & frys, while she dictates dieting for school kids & others? It’s lots of nerve to live like they do, and tell the masses to tighten up.

Folks, I want U to know that you argue w/Chris at your own risk. Don’t B foolish like me. This guy is very gifted in “art of snark”; if only his politics were same as mine, he would leave Obama & fellow travelers, speechless. He says he knows not why he comes here. . .maybe it’s because in his heart, he knows we’re right! It’s good U R here, Chris, perhaps you just might find some good response to the HELL pouring down on all, Liberal & Conservative. In the meantime, I know the needle’s coming & it will be a sharp one.

Folks, I

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Bobby Quinn December 8, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Yes, Einstein.

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Lizzy December 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Now 607 let’s break a record! What is the record by the way? If
anyone can do it Michelle the Moocher can!

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murphcon December 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

The Brits know sheer arrogance when they see it. The Royals wouldn’t dream of pissing away the public dime like these people. They fly commercial.

The Obongos know what they’re doing. They’re just giving us the finger.

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marlene hessler December 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Actually, the Queen of England just announced more personal budget cuts in austerity because of the economy. Rulers with class tend to do that. The wannabe rulers of America have no class. They see austerity only as it applies to others. “it’s not their problem”. They continue to live like there is no tomorrow in the hopes that there will be no tomorrow for our freedoms and for our country.

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Del December 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

There is no Queen of England – you probably mean the Queen of the United Kingdom. Common mistake, unfortunately.

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Pete Tanowski December 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Odumbo the Anointed One recently proclaimed that the “English Embassy” was attacked in Iran -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2068137/President-Obama-blunders-condemns-attack-English-Embassy-Tehran.html

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Lizzy December 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

They do more work especially charity than the Obama’s pretend to do. Yes the Royals have perks but they also have and spend their own money and vacation at family homes.

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Kathleen December 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Every time these lavish vacations occur and articles appear re the weekly extravagant parties held at the White House I keep hearing the theme song from The Jeffersons (“Movin’ on Up”). These two are the poster couple for nouveau riche and act more like two people who grew up in a shanty and recently won the lottery.
I live for the day I can see where and how they vacation once we purge them from our White House and they can no longer live the life they dream of on the taxpayers’ dime.

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Ivan Yurkenov December 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Jed and Granny Clampett, Jethro and Ellie May had far more class than these ghetto-slum lords.

Ivan

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maggie December 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

I just wish all the trash talk about our colored so called prez & wife could be said to their faces on live tv. Instead of movin on up they’d be movin on OUT! I’m sure we could sacrifice a plane to Indonesia or Kenya….whatya say?

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Chris December 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Not sure why I am coming back to this site almost daily now. I guess I need my dose of small thoughts and whining. Both run rampant on this blog. Pretty obvious why we can’t solve our country’s BIG problems. The problem is US! A bunch of whining, small, fearful, tiny little people with little ability to be other-focused. A bunch of spoiled brats!

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John Detwiler December 9, 2011 at 9:40 am

And you head the class.

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frosty7530 December 15, 2011 at 3:08 am

Speak for yourself

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Chris December 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Nothing like a Black woman with power to get all the White folk all in a tizzy.

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Ivan Yurkenov December 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Chris, why would you waste your precious time trying to defend the indefensible? Just aksin’.

Ivan

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Dave in Houston December 9, 2011 at 1:02 am

Chris, Could you explain to me just what Constitutional duties the First Lady has? Powerful? No. Influential? Yes. So why should the taxpayer pay for her flights / travel expenses when they are separate from the POTUS? I have worked in the private and public sector. If my wife travels with me, we pay. A million here and a million there it starts to add up to real money. How many school lunches would that early flight pay for?

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Pam December 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

@ChrisYes, it still makes them all sick to see their black azzes vacationing in Air Force One. Hey suggestion, why don’t you angry people run for prez next year and maybe you and your friends can ride then too. Will that make all you losers feel better??

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Anonna December 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

Wow, Pam and Chris are racist haters!

Wonder if they recognize it?

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chris98 December 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm

It’s any women with brains that upsets them , They like to boast about having the pretty women , all democratic women are ugly , that always cracks me up LOL ! Such small-minded people with their pet names , Sophmoric to say the least ! bye bye ya all !

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frosty7530 December 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Chris U can do better. “Sophmoric” is a pretentious word I find myself over-using. U R certainly superior to me in this regard, no sarcasm intended.
I can promise you, Chris98, that nobody here is offended or intimidated by “brains” of Michelle Obama. Her ostentatious behavior is puzzling to many, irrespective of party. She is the one behaving like a brat, flaunting wealth around, fully aware that many in her country are hurting badly. We are not putting down her beautiful evening wear at State Dinners, that is OK; spending $ to hire gourmet chefs to assist her WH staff, (Chef of good repute w/ plenty of experience & good reputation). Yes, the Obamas hire extra celeb chefs, & pay for their additional staff + travel + lodging. Michelle goes on expensive private trips to Spain & S. Africa; not even attempting to be discrete about her lavish taste.. She also takes friends and extended family with her on these excursions. (I am not grousing about her daughters or her Mother) Why her own E. Wing staff (reported to be the largest of any past Pres.) is not doing a better job of protecting her privacy re these matters is another issue. We did not know much about the personal doings of Laura Bush or Hillary Clinton. What they ate, wore, where they stayed & who they partied with, was not an issue for them. Now, I have to wonder why Michelle is allowing all this hype to be exposed. Does she think she is making some sort of “fabulous” “amazing” impression on us, by showing off? I am starting to think so.

Chris, you are a talented writer. Not Einstein, as your friend refers to you, but perhaps our Next Norman Mailer or Tom Wolf. According to me, that is much better than B-ing another nuclear physicist. U should not waste your considerable talent defending this First Lady or belittling those who have good reason to critique her.

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Lizzy December 8, 2011 at 7:33 am

She will go ahead of him Congress or not have we all not noticed she could care less and she will always come first!

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Correct the Error in 2012 December 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

The butch wife always walks ahead of the effeminate husband.

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Ivan Yurkenov December 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I need to correct you on a minor error: Michelle is not a “butch wife”, she is, in fact, what is known as a “beard”; an accoutrement which in the closet, gay men wear so as to appear normal.

Ivan

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Geraldo December 9, 2011 at 9:03 am

God save America!

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Just2old December 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

Just another fine example of the hypocrisy of this president and his administration. I agree with LB above….will anyone in the WH press corp press him on this?

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ol gator December 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

yes, they see this going on but they cower at the threat of cursing and
shunning by this crude & profane WH… such wimps.. they need to home to mommy and stay there !

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Tillie December 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Probably only FOX network. I am so sick of all the vacations they take together and alone. ALL with added family members and friends, and don’t kid yourself who is paying the tab.
Being away for that long after the two weeks a short time ago in the Hampton’s sends a message to all of us.
But I guess it keeps him off the campaign trail for awhile. All he does anyway besides giving redundant speeches.

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Jane December 8, 2011 at 8:28 am

Why doesn’t the House cut the First family’s travel budget in order to pay for the continuance of the payroll tax cut Obama want’s so much. The FLOTUS’s vacation budget alone would go far.

Enough of Michelle Antoinette Obama already. Giver her a stay-cation in Chicago in 2012!

You’ll not see President Ron Paul and his lovely wife of 54 years being so frivious with the taxpayer’s money.

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No longer Confused December 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

The left constantly uses the fact that Bush took “X” amount of vacation days during his Presidency, but Bush, unlike these two posers, went home for his vacations costing the taxpayers a whole lot less money.

When was the last time the Obama’s spent more than a couple of nights in their Chicago mansion? Why don’t they vacation at home instead?

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kd December 8, 2011 at 9:01 am

He doesn’t own it. The taxes are paid on the Chicago by three separate individuals some of them lawyers or lobbyists or something. Or perhaps Harrison J. Bounel is there for the holidays. He shares the same Connecticut Social Securtiy number and next of kin (Michelle) as Obama.

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BigBoa December 8, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Sounds like a gift to the mighty Boa…..

No doubt it is all properly accounted for on his taxes……

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derfel cadarn December 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

Because who would wish to stay in Chicago ? Other than going to Corruptoland or watching Rahm beat the serfs there is really not much to do.

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Shofar December 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

Derdel-

I take umbrage with your question as to who would wish to stay in Chicago.

Being a former Chicagoan, I can speak from personal experience that the Loop (downtown Chicago) is beautiful during the holidays. The “Magnificent Mile” and its store are resplendent with decorations. The feel of the wind off the Lake and the snow makes one feel the holiday cheer that this time of year is known for.

The food, oh the FOOD! Living in the culinary wasteland were I now live, I long for the days of Geno’s East, Portillo’s, Berghoff’s, Jacques, or the Old Warsaw.

When the weather is good, there is nothing better than spending the day in the bleachers of Wrigley Field, or going for a swim in the Lake.

I think the only reason the Obamas don’t go back to Chicago is because it is TOO Mid-Western for their now sophisticated tastes. The lobster’s not fresh enough, the crabs are not just caught, the shaved ice just doesn’t have enough flair for them any longer. When they do eventually leave Washington, look for them to relocate to somewhere more cosmopolitan.

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Vicky Bevis December 8, 2011 at 11:21 am

Well, so did the Clintons. From Bum-F**k Arkansas to NYC? Can’t get any more “Upscale” than THAT! Notice that Hilary didn’t go back to HER home town.

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Mike December 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

That’s right her home town is Chicago as well.

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Shofar December 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Actually, she’s from Park Ridge, which is a suburb. Beautiful old homes there, my aunt and uncle lived there for years until they retired and moved to Florida. Very historic little town OUTSIDE Chicago.

I grew up in Logan Square, in the REAL Chicago. There always was a bit of conflict between the real Chicagoans and the wanna-be regionals. :-)

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Sophia December 8, 2011 at 11:55 am

I too am from Chicago and you described it to beautifully! Chicago has always had big-city problems but it also has big-city beauty and flair and awe!!!! Wonderful museums, the lakefront, Wrigley Field, FOOD…something I miss in Massachusetts (they have food but…). My whole family is still there (sburbs). The Obama’s lived in Hyde Park which can be a high crime area depending on where your mansion is! ha! They should vacation closer to home for Christmas. Every time they go to Chicago the airport (O’Hare) has to close a section and flights are cancelled and security…it’s a bigger mess than you think. Gosh…I would vacation in the White House if I could. What a beautiful historic mansion…I’d live there for a year or so if I could also! ha!

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Catie December 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Shofar, the Berghoff is closed. It was very disappointing to this former Chicago area girl to find that out. I doubt those two fools ever ate there but it’s not there anymore.

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Shofar December 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Well now that sucks! Great food at that place.

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sportinlife10 December 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

There’s a Berghof Cookbook…

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PJD December 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm

The Berghoff has reopened with a Berghoff granddaughter running the place. So it’s the same as you remember.

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OKS December 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm

PJD, et al…I have fond memories of the fabulous Berghoff…glad to hear it has reopened!…can you give me an address or a general location if not on Adams?…thanks…Shaw’s Crabhouse is another to add to the list…

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Sandra December 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I took my first trip to Chicago a few years ago and would love to go back. I fell in love with the city, took an architectural cruise and learned lots of history about the buildings. Loved the Navy Pier, the zoo, the food. I do hate the corrupt political process there and would love to see them get their own Guliani to clean it up. That said, Obamas should try to be a little more sensitive to how things appear to a country that can is having trouble paying for basics, much less expensive vacations or announce they are paying for it themselves.

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Gary December 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Shofar,
Who gives a rat’s a** what they do and where they live after they are evicted at 12:01 PM EST on 1/20/13, 409 days from today? I hope he lives in exile.

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Studi December 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

Shalom Shofar, I spent a few days in Chicago myself in the early 70s. One of the more beautiful cities I have been to. Paris and Johannesburg are 2 more. Tel Aviv is not beautiful but has an immediacy of life about it. Chicago politics is the shadow over the city always lurking in the background. NYC is also exciting if you can rise above the garbage.

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frosty7530 December 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I do agree that Chicago and Camp David both have features that most Americans could truly enjoy as a Winter Vacation. Don’t excpect Michelle, Our Belle, to choose those options. She is already tired of Winter; Fl is too lower-class for her, even Palm Beach! It’s HI or the French Riviera, Monaco, Greek Islands. Soon after she returns from her badly needed tropical fix, she will be requesting her plane be prepped for Vail or Aspen CO. Maybe she will even request Klosters in Switzerland or the Austrian Alps. This gal is searching for creme de la creme. Camp David? That is just a workplace for when they need to entertain on more casual “campus”.
“Won’t go Domestic in Diamonds or Pearls, that’s why this Lady is a TRAMP”.

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MaryA December 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Don’t forget Man’s Country in Chicago. Obama is a member of that gay bath house and he may want to revisit it.

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Correct the Error in 2012 December 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Moochelle is willingly leaving Obama at the White House so he can tend to his urges! It’s been tough on him without Reggie Love around.

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Frosty7530 December 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm

To Mary A: I have not forgotten LOL! It’s just unreal that I am sitting here, keying in the terms Men’s World in re to POTUS. His secret service detail would not be happy bout that place.

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Pete Tanowski December 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Well, Barack could hook up with Rahm over at Man’s Country!

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john gotti December 8, 2011 at 10:03 am

You were doing well until you threw Ron Paul in there.

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Hope_and_Change_Police_State December 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

When you’re King and Queen of USA, there is no Travel Budget to cut…

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Walter W. Charles December 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm

That’s because you’ll NEVER see a President Ron Paul!

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Dianna December 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

But wait- Michelle for example took a very important trip to Africa costing more than $424,000.00 because… um… why exactly?

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Anonna December 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

Because it was important to her – I remember somebody in the WH saying that.

And she had to parade herself in front of African children and pretend to be a role model, though I don’t understand how her luck in having a brother with athletic skill who made her a legacy to Harvard and marrying a man whose handlers put him in the White House and her “career” of affirmative action use could pertain to children in Africa escapes me.

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frosty7530 December 15, 2011 at 3:35 am

Anonna: I also read in MM that this trip to Africa was very special/sacred/important to her AND her family. She took both her daughters + her mother, if my memory serves me, she also went with other extended family members. What I read, seemed to infer that African visit was to her, like Ireland is to Irish Americans, and Israel to Jews.

I think the only way to truly get a handle on LadyMichelle’s travel and entertainment expenses is to do a very matter-of-fact study of current 1st Ladies; see how many people they hired for East Wing assistance, how they entertained and how much they spent, how they dressed and traveled. It seems petty to go into wardrobe issues, but Michelle peeved lots of American designers when she wore an Alexander O’Neil gown for State Dinner – China. She has also worn french couture on other occasions. According to protocal, most 1st ladies are expected to be dressed in American designed clothing. We have many wonderful designers of high end clothing such as DeLa Renta, Donna Karen, Ralph Loren, Carolina Herrara, Vera Wang. What was she thinking by deliberately annoying our fashion industry? I understand she has the largest East Wing staff in history of 1st Ladies. I think most of us posting here are in agreement that Obama family’s promotion of lavish lifestyle in these difficult times is outrageous. We do, however, need to bear in mind that “perks” of first lady are what she gets in leu of salary. First familys have always been treated well at the WH, and even though our 1st Lady is not salaried, most, w/exception of Bess Truman, loved their stay at WH and wanted to remain there another 4 yrs. Many of Michelle’s fans are very protective of her, and love to tell her critics that Michelle ‘don’t have to answer to nobody’. Of course, we know she does, but to win the argument that Michelle is out of line, we need to do a comparative study.

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crazyrightwingmom December 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

I remember Pat Nixon ironed her dresses as soon as she took them off so they would be ready for the next wearing. Most First Ladies just had a social secretary to help them send out invitations, thank-you’s, etc. And of course Nancy Reagen was derided daily for borrowing dresses from designers to wear and raising money to replace the White House china that was in such bad shape. Our first presidents usually left office in debt because they had to pay for things out of their own pockets.

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Paying For It December 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

We “subjects” should just be quiet and let the “Annointed Ones” do as they please. They seem to take great pleasure in spending money that does not belong to them. I guess all this seperate travel makes FLODUS proud of her country for the first time….puke!

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marlene hessler December 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Not to mention the staffing requirements of the abomination’s wife being about 23 times that of any previous woman sitting in that position. I say, ‘that position’ because she has no real duties and no real budget. Congress needs to pass a law correcting that error for the future.

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J.D. December 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

The Oblame-a’s are the total package — America’s WORST PRESIDENT and the most distasteful, disgraceful First Lady EVER.

I can’t wait for this cow and her in-the-closet gay husband to be ousted from the White House in 2012!

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MaryA December 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

January of 2013 the moving van will back up to OUR WH and will take away Obama, the Mooch, the Pooch, the kids and gramma. That will be a day for celebration!

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Pete Tanowski December 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Jan 2013 – The Odumbo Clan will take their last taxpayer paid flight – this time on Marine Helicopter One back to Chicago.

I will have a bottle of Champagne chilling on ice just for the event ;-)

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Tim Crowley December 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

Yawn. We know. You hate our President. Yawn.

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astralweeks December 8, 2011 at 8:33 am

Yawn, we know, you’re ignorant, yawn.

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sadfasd December 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

Yawn, we know you are insignificant, yawn
He’s not our President he’s yours (the Left and the useless)

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Correct the Error in 2012 December 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm

This go ’round, the only cars with Obama 2012 bumper stickers are the predictable = tree hugger’s Prius’

All the 2008 Obama bumper stickers have long been removed…

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marlene hessler December 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yeah, the Chevy Volt’s will have been rebought by GMC.

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Pete Tanowski December 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Government Motors is tainted and will NEVER see one thin dime of my $$$$$!

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shercamel December 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

Hate is probably not a strong enough word. Despise, disgust, wish he had stayed in Kenya and never stepped foot on American soil. He is a disgrace to the entire United States of America and what we “used” to stand for! I’m voting for a permanent vacation for the Obama’s in 2012.

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Lawrence December 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

You sound very native American to me, Tonto. You people never say where your ancestors sre from. You clearly are from garbage bin society.

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Huuf Arted December 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

STFU Lawrence you F*CKWIT !

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ROD December 8, 2011 at 10:04 am

Family is from Texas, and as you know, Texas was a country before it became a state. Hence, the STAR. Now, bone breath, get off your @ss and start standing on your own and defend America (ALL OF AMERICA). Not the special interest groups. Obama should be impeached if he is found to defraud the country by NOT DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL THAT ASSISTED HIM IN DEFRAUDING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. kind of cut and dry for most of us.
Not only do I believe this person is a fraud, I believe his wife should be charged for every trip she takes without the president. Including but not limited to: air travel, security, clothing, food, tourist attraction, souveniers.
She doesn’t even care about the money she spends takes the food out of children of the United States.

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Texan 5X December 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

I am personally a Fifth generation Texan. How many generations must a family live in the US before we can identify ourselves simply as “American”?

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perturbedinamerica December 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Lawrence crawl back under the rock you came out under. Go back to reading your socialist fantasy tails. Odonothing is a crook. He and his wife should be treated as crooks! Perp walk the t#rds!

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littleleers December 8, 2011 at 10:14 am

When there is no ability to debate the issues, the left resorts to name calling and then that awful horrible word HATE! Disagree with them on any moral issue and they will call you a hater.

No, Obama is a chump. Not only that I believe he purposely spends and spends taxpayer money on VERY frequent lavish vacations and golf because, we, the Colonialist and Imperialist Americans deserve to be taken down several notches. And Obama sees himself as the one to redistribute the wealth (that is after he puts his hand in the cookie jar), and to give us “pay back” for our capitalistic sins. One and done. Out in 2012

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rank December 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Get some sleep now! After that election in November 2012 you are going to have many, many restless nights!

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CR1776 December 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

I am curious why a cargo plane would follow the First Lady’s jet?

(I dare not suggest carrying food, but really, what is it for?)

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Mina December 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

To tansport her garden, gloves, and harvest baskets.

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Robin H December 8, 2011 at 8:37 am

Luggage?

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No longer Confused December 8, 2011 at 8:37 am

Limos for the entourage, baggage etc.

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CCCC December 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

It is to tote her rear end!

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ralph December 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

HERP DERP! Typical classless Drudgetard. You people are the dregs of American society.

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Ratt December 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Yea, and your Messiah that you bend over for everyday is a real piece of work also, eh Obabot ?

Why don’t you tell us a lil bit about Solyndra, or LightSquared, or how about that Chevy Volt, or the Electric car jobs that went to Finnland, or the bankrupt windmills, how about MF Global, or the $7 trillion the Fed gave out, or the $50 Billion to Brazil for Oil production, or the 90th game of golf, or how about you enlighten us about Fast & Furious, or the DOJ suing states trying to enforce the Immigration Laws, or how about the Unions using the NLBS to sue Boeing for trying to build a factory in N. Carolina (a right to work state), or how about your boy legalizing the slaughter of horses just minutes after pardoning the damn turkey, or how about the fact that we are in 7 Middle East Wars now and not a @#$%$# wimper from the State Controlled Media. How about the fact that Obama Hussien Barack aka Barry Soetoro has not set foot in Israel since he took Office.

Yea, why don’t you enlighted us Obabot about who is the arrogant, rude, and subcultured barnyard animals living in the White House.

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JohnK December 8, 2011 at 9:31 am

Precisely.

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lulu December 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

her entourage and liquor and clothes and children’s babysitters and children’s clothes and any old thing she wants…..

Probably a car for every type of weather etc.

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Anybody But Obama December 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

That… and the orchestra that is hired to play the theme song to The Jeffersons everytime she steps into the room! She’s definitely taking advantage of her “Coming to America” moment. November 2012 can’t come soon enough

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Brian December 8, 2011 at 9:56 am

Ive been at airports where they have landed in past. A cargo plane arrives first and delivers the limo and luggage train.

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Anonna December 8, 2011 at 10:01 am

Luggage train! LOL. That explains why she used to change clothes every time she was out of public view for a moment.Wonder if all those outfits could be written off as business expenses?

The One and The Wife certainly seem to know how to work the perks.

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Mike C December 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

she has to change clothes often. the underarm persperation, y’know.

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littleleers December 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

Discovery Channel had a great documentary regarding the Air Force One teams. Might be available through Netflix. The Cargo jets are used to carry the security and presidential SUV’s. Security is VERY tight and Secret Service even goes out ahead of the First Family (Advance Teams) to examine airport tarmacs, and even gas, water, etc., supplies.

It is for this reason, that the Obamas are totally shameless. Every time they seek a new venue to vacation (instead of Camp David or a single family retreat), the whole shebang must go with them. At least with GWB, he had his own Texas Crawford Ranch that was considered the second WH. All security measures were already installed. It is a well known fact that GWB entertained and did business with foreign dignitaries at his ranch, Putin being one.

Previous presidents enjoyed the presidential retreat, Camp David, but that isn’t good enough for the Obamas.

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Jerry December 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

It is true. The advance teams come in several months prior to a presidential visit. They check out everything along the route that the pres is going to travel. If i remember right there are more than one visit. Then a team comes out and sitd down with state and local law enforcement and go over everything again. Every where this person goes is checked, double checked and triple checked.

If you remember his bus tour in the midwest, when his caravan went through one of the small towns, I counted the vehicles involved. 15 State Trooper vehicles, 11 (black, likely secret service) Suburbans, 10 vans (mini and full size) 1 other (this one is definitely secret service) 1 ambulance, and of couse the 2 buses. That doesn’t count all the security at each of the side roads, or intersections.

When Bush kept returning to the ranch, the pre-arrival trips weren’t necessary, as the threats hadn’t changed. The secret service knew what to expect when they got there.

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Noma December 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

What about Target checks?

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Bob in Tampa December 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

You’d be surprised! Normally whenever the POTUS travels there are about 5, and sometimes more, cargo aircraft loads that move communications gear, bullet proof limos, and a whole ton of other stuff. And that is EVERY TIME! Sometimes they even fly the helicopters in first if needed. Calling this a 100,000 dollar trip is ludicrous. It NEVER costs in the hundreds of thousands to move POTUS or VPOTUS anywhere! Millions is more like it.

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Scott December 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

My kids have to attend school. If my kids missed as much school as the Obama children then would be held back. Again Obama is bending the rules that all of us have to live with. Oh yea, they are above the rules. Please do not let me forget that.

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JohnK December 8, 2011 at 9:34 am

At least they attended school on Pearl Harbor day to enjoy their Japanese lunch menu.

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Hope_and_Change_Police_State December 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

Their little darlings attend a liberal, private school in DC – no failing DC public school for them. Their “instructors/life friends” give them an assignment akin to “please write us a two page paper, telling us what you did on your “Holiday” vacation, and be prepared to read/present it to your class upon your return.”

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Marilyn December 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

The First Frump could care less that it costs extra money, as long as she gets in her 100th vacation since January 2009, that’s all that matters.

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Kenyan/Indonesian Thug in the White House December 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

It’s all about the free Grey Goose and the Frequent Flyer miles.

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John M December 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

When it comes to being extravagent, Michelle Obama takes the cake. Taxpayers are obligated to pay for her every want and need.

Hog!

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JohnK December 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

“When it comes to being extravagant, Michelle Obama takes the cake.”

And most of the rest of the banquet table too.

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davinci December 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

Do as I say, not as I do.

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astralweeks December 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

Please don’t force Michelle to abandon her lavish vacations, re-elect Obama in 2012. Michelle is counting on you.

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Anonna December 10, 2011 at 11:11 am

ROFLMAO

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Edgar Friendly December 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

Nothing surprizes me about this SOB anymore…nothing.

Our only hope is that in 2012 he crawls back into the laboratory that created him.

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Theodore December 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

“Everyone must sacrifice for the greater good… Everyone must have some skin in the game.”
President Obama 2009

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Cincinnatus December 8, 2011 at 8:33 am

Greenest president in the history of the country – or so the media says, yet they burn more jet fuel than anyone I have ever seen.

Bottom line is Michelle believes the country owes her and she continues to drain the treasury to fund her lavish lifestyle like a third world dictator.

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No longer Confused December 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

What is she gong to do when she doesn’t have the taxpayers to fund her lavish lifestyle?

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JohnK December 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

Reality television show.

“Woman vs Food.”

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Mike C December 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

I still say REAL HOUSEWIVES OF CHICAGO.
or some books only libs will buy, but not read. They do not do a lot of reading, y’know.
xcept PEOPLE and STAR

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Anonna December 8, 2011 at 10:04 am

I think she has her eye on some sort of career as an international inspirational speaker.

Or she wants to be Senator MoochMORE or perhaps in a few years, President MoochMORE.

The gravy train need never end. Just ask Sharpton and Jackson.

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darrell7887 December 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

The taxpayers of Illinois will fund her then.

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DallasGuy December 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Unfortunately, we will always fund her lifestyle. After his Presidency, if they want to fly from DC to Hawaii, they look up the commercial cost (see what Delta charges) and that is the rate the government charges them, even though they will still fly private with the security in tow.

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SilverKait December 8, 2011 at 11:44 am

Cincinnatus, you said, “Greenest president in the history of the country – or so the media says, yet they burn more jet fuel than anyone I have ever seen.”

Along with them being “redistributionally-minded” (our money to their pockets, becoming their stash, which they spend and distribute indiscriminately) – *or* as John E Begood said, “… the Obamas are high-end welfare recepients. They are takers of the highest order, living off the goverment…”, your point is another I hadn’t thought of.

Good one.

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Disgusted with Libs December 8, 2011 at 8:35 am

I spent my vacation time (what little I get) for doctors, dentists, and taking my elderly mom to her appointments. These people have no clue about the real world. He even went to the best private schools when he was little. Still would like to know when exactly he lived on food stamps with a single mom. Seems to me there wasn’t much time for that. I am so sick of these slf rightous thugs telling us what to do, what to eat and how to think. Maybe they should focus on the food stamp people and medicaid people. (Not medicare for the elderly). Fodd stamps should be allowed to only buy real food for cooking meals and not a cart full of cakes, pies, chips, pretzels, doritos, soda, ice cream etc. I persaonnal saw someone use the stamps for just that. 2 full carts of junk food and spent $335.79 using food stamps. Time for a seperate voucher and only allow so much junk food. Say $30 a month and when it’s all that’s it. And put them on an HMO so they too have to visit a doctors office before running to the emergency room for colds and other minor sicknesses.

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Anonna December 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

When I was on Food Stamps for a while, I reminded myself that what I had in my hand was other people’s money, given to me to help me through a rough patch. I spent it thriftily and tried to spend as little as possible. Then I looked until I got a job that would support me.

This is, I assume, the idea of such a program. The fact that we now have welfare/food stamp DYNASTIES is something that needs to stop now.

The first step is to stop rewarding people for having babies. When Baby Momma sees baby as a check spouter and Baby Daddy feels free to move on to broadcast his spern into other spouts, we have started a problem that must be ended.

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Anonna December 8, 2011 at 10:09 am

Oops. I’d better add that I mean two different kinds of spouts in my comment — the first being a baby who produces checks automatically, the second being a conduit that runs into a place that produces more babies.

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Steven December 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Exactly…!!!!
I too have been on food stamps and I felt the same way…. I was spending other peoples money that they were kind enough to give me when I needed it most. I desperately needed it and appreciated it. I think your remark about food stamp DYNASTIES is right on target. I actually know someone who chooses where they live based on the amount of benefits that can be had… terrible way to go about it.
The system needs a HUGE overhaul, but it is VERY unlikely to happen any time soon…. sadly enough.
Anyway, I enjoyed your comment….

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veto longwene December 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

I don’t understand those who complain about the Obama’s massive intrusion into our personal lives, and then turn around and expect the govmt to impose even more restrictions on what they can do with their “Obama Stash”. The answer is to CUT OFF food stamps – shut it down – it is an enormous waste of taxpayer funds. Along with funding for Planned Parenthood, EPA, DOE (Energy and Education), NLRB, SS, IRS, Medicare (penis pumps), NEH, USTTA,… While some “Republicans” have a hard time naming 3, I don’t have enough room to list all of those guilty of complete waste and abuse of the American trust under the guise of “helping us out”!
Also, why complain about their vacations? When they are gone they are a lesser threat to our liberty (and a better chance of “an accident”).
You heard him say at Osawatomie (biggest mental ward in Kansas) that America has never worked. Clearly a statement exposing historical ignorance. Hey libs – SOCIALISM FAILS EVERYTIME IT IS TRIED! Look at Greece, Ireland, Portugal and every other country with socialized medicine and wealth redistribution – FAIL!. Only American “greed” managed by a healthy conscience (and faith in God) will progress the human race. Sorry folks – No such thing as Liberty AND “Equality”. (Joe the plumber should have whacked him with his wrench when he had the chance! )
And the media fans the flames – ignoring his companions Rev Wright, Bill Ayers, Ron Blogo, ignoring his fraudulent birth certificate or missing college records, his illegal takeover of GM, Chrysler, and student loans. Ignoring his illegal drilling ban in the gulf, fast and furious, and publicly announcing military plans for withdrawal, and revealing details of classified operations like the one that ended the life of Bin Laden’s body double. Ignoring his involvement in the illegal Libya war, and his illegal land deal in Chicago. Ignoring the fact that the first DOG flies in his own plane because it is against the rules of Islam to travel with a dog. Tell me – do the Obamas eat PIG? Anyone?
American outrage should be directed at THE MEDIA. I mean this is happening right before our eyes – not like the “big hush-hush conspiracy” that took down the twin towers (of which there is literally NO PROOF).
ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN – GO FOX YOURSELF!
IMPEACH! REPEAL!! INDICT!!! OBAMA MUST GO!!!

Almost forgot Solyndra!

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John Cardella December 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Perfect you repeated all the talking points very well. You seem very intelligent and have thought through all the comments you made. You’d be the first one begging for help if your Mother needed assistance with health or nursing care or if your son or daughter needed help that you couldn’t assist with. I know, if they can’t pick themselves up by their bootstraps let them die. The country you want already exists. Why don’t you do a little checking on Somalia and see where we are headed with your beliefs.

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icansympathize December 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I totally understand your point. I, myself found myself on foodstamps for a short while. After being laid-off for the fourth time in four years, I finally bit the bullet and applied. All the while I was receiving them (key word is was), reminding myself that this is not really my money and I had better make it go as far as I could. Junk food was completely off the list. We ground our own meat, sliced our own ham and lived off of powdered milk because it’s cheaper and lasts longer with no spoilage. I just wanted to express my thanks for your point of view.

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No longer Confused December 8, 2011 at 8:35 am

Obama’s idea of maybe staying in DC until the payroll tax holiday is passed means he will take several extended weekends flying to and from Hawaii costing us that much more. Besides, Moochelle would probably take a separate flight anyway, she evidently doens’t like travleing wroth the Narcissist-in-Chief. Can’t blame her there.

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Mike C December 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

I think she can be more ‘queenly’ travelling seperate

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sadfasd December 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

I find it very amusing how the Left finds it so uncivil for the Right to treat Obutthead the same way they treated President Bush. Makes me laugh

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Tom December 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

Yes, it is amusing. The rules applied to Bush cannot be applied to Obama. The left is a disease.

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Correct the Error in 2012 December 8, 2011 at 1:32 pm

When will someone replace Man/Childs face on the monkey poster the left made of Bush? Man/Child has the perfect chimp ears!

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Joyce December 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

Mr. Obama, makes rules so he can do whatever he wants, the hell with the rest of America that cannot pay their mortgage, cannot buy Christmas gifts for their families and who are out of work. Just as long as Michelle and the girls have a good time at the taxpayers expense the hell with the rest of America. The $535 million on the solar company could have paid off millions of homes for the poor, built schools, created a better way of life for US Citizens. Heck it could have paid every US senior citizen million dollars, done away with Social Security and created a private investment program for those individuals under 50 that are now paying into Social Security. This President and the Democrat’s have wasted billions of dollars to improve their way of life.

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Disgusted with Libs December 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

GREAT IDEA. Too bad the loons in the White House didn’t think of that. Also, the $800 billion stimulous could have given every working person a million dollars and had plenty left in the government account. That would have stimulated the economy more than any other program which is only designed to take control of everything.

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josh December 8, 2011 at 11:47 am

I agree that the stimulus could have given every american citizen a chunk of money, however you might want to check your math. There are approx. 335 million us citizens. 800 billion / 335 million is just over $2,000 a citizen. But hey you’re only off by three factors of ten…see elementary school math is important to learn, it keeps you from looking like an uneducated moron aka liberal.

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Bob December 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm

He said every worker, not every person. You berate him for poor math skills, but perhaps you should seek to improve your reading comprehension skill.

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pam December 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Michelle may decide she doesn’t want to be queen anymore….the Queen took a pay cut because of the money issues in England…. the Obamas are working on being dictators as they continue to show they could care less about their “subjects”…

Nov 2012 abo

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Del December 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

No – because of money issues in the UNITED KINGDOM. It was nothing to do with just a subset of her country.

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Pete Tanowski December 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Del is a subset of the liberal spelling police and obviously has a stiffie for Great Britain, England, UK.

Del, please inform us about the Dental Care in the UK.

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B December 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Exactly! And if you gave every American a million dollars it would be GREAT! Of course a loaf of bread would then cost $20,000.

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Zorroific December 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

Seriously? Let’s hear Chuck Todd spin this one…

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Correct the Error in 2012 December 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Or that tool Debbie Wasserman Schultz – LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jason December 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

This guy is a tool, wasting taxpayer money he should pay for his many vacations out of his own pocket the taxpayer should only be responsible for expenses relater to officaial business

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No longer Confused December 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

Nope, leftist only like spending other peoples money–not their own.

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MaryA December 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm

And until we DEMAND that they pay for ALL nonbusiness travel, they’ll do it. They have no morals or shame. It’s all about them.

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BigBoa December 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Actually you were doing well until you said it was all about them.

It really is all about the people who will continue to sit on their apathetic back-sides and do NOTHING!

The people SHOULD be in the streets DEMANDING these marxists leave……. OR BE REMOVED!

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geepa December 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

No one is surprised at this. The big surprise would be if The Mooch and the girls waited for O. And MeMa, too.

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Disgusted with Libs December 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

I spent my vacation time (what little I get) for doctors, dentists, and taking my elderly mom to her appointments. These people have no clue about the real world. He even went to the best private schools when he was little. Still would like to know when exactly he lived on food stamps with a single mom. Seems to me there wasn’t much time for that. I am so sick of these self rightous thugs telling us what to do, what to eat and how to think. Maybe they should focus on the food stamp people and medicaid people. (Not medicare for the elderly). Food stamps should be allowed to only buy real food for cooking meals and not a cart full of cakes, pies, chips, pretzels, doritos, soda, ice cream etc. I personally saw someone use the stamps for just that. 2 full carts of junk food and spent $335.79 using food stamps. Time for a seperate voucher and only allow so much junk food. Say $30 a month and when it’s all that’s it. And put them on an HMO so they too have to visit a doctors office before running to the emergency room for colds and other minor sicknesses.

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dessertgirl December 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Well said, “Disgusted with Libs”.

Before anyone gets food stamps they should have to sit in a class that explains that they will only get RAW INGREDIENTS. No one should be able to get prepared meals, desserts or take out food.

Food stamps should only be used for ingredients NOT prepared food. Snacks, chips, ice cream and sodas should not be allowed.

Let them buy produce, rice, beans, proteins (no lobster, shrimp, etc.), dairy and that’s it. If they want a pie, let them make it from scratch.

E-mail the WH and tell them that Michelle should WAIT until the president is finished.

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MarjoJimbo December 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I worked with a Home Economics teacher a few years back. She said her students didn’t know rice could be made any other way than using Minute Rice. So, does that mean the only way to have a hamburger is to go Micky D’s?

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Anonna December 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

This is a good idea. And it might prompt people to learn to cook. Then they could save money once they are off food stamps.

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mitch December 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

What do you expect from a family of its the first of the month, ain’t my money I spendin’, moon crickets. Just more entitlement mentality minority waste. You can see this way of thinking every time an EBT card is swiped.

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Myles December 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

Sure is nice to see that Michelle O continues on a non-stop basis to abuse her priveleges as First Lady. Whether it’s an insanely expensive wardrobe, or endless banquets that outdo Saudi Arabian princes, or nonstop vacations to exotic locales that require personal jets, a small army of Secret Service men and women, or buying up entire floors of five star hotels……and this is only the tip of the iceberg……just the things the liberal media allows us to hear about. With their undying devotion to all things obama, the press is always striving in their UNbiased way to show off the obamas in the purest light possible, while at the same time doing the exact opposite for any and all things conservative. And let us never forget that king obama “fiddles” around on the golf course incessantly at the most inappropriate times while America burns. He is always easy to locate whenever the country is at a crisis point and badly needs a show of leadership — either playing golf or basketball. What comfort it provides knowing that whenever the going gets tough, the messiah is busy either repairing his divots or retying his shoe laces.

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Farm Girl 1976 December 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

Obama is hell bent on brining America to it’s knees. OBAMAS want and do punish the American taxpayers.

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BigBoa December 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

The mighty Boa agrees with you completely.

However, the REAL problem is that the people of the nation tolerate it and allow it to continue.

Suppose 5-10 million armed, angry and fed-up patriots decided to descend on DC, with hundreds of thousands more filling up the state capitolsat the same time. Do you think that might begin to put the fear of God back into them?

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JeffT December 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

Damn that Bush, wasting taxpayer money on needless, lengthy vacations for his family. It’s an outrage that Bush is, oh wait, it’s Obama. Oh, nevermind. In other news…

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MarjoJimbo December 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Only the names change, I guess.

Difference now, for me at least, is that I have become aware of government excesses. I was asleep on the job as a citizen raising my family. Kids are gone now, so I read more.

Did you read about the congressional staffers and their Tweets?

Time to fire them all.

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Sick and Tired December 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

Here we go again … total disregard for the poor people who are suffering. What a disgrace this sorry President is. He should be ashamed … but he is not.

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Kenyan/Indonesian Thug in the White House December 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

He’ll spend his down time in the Oval Office counting his part of Corizine’s 1.2 billion MF Global take…

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Ray Prescott December 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

This has been their plan all along. They always take 2 very large planes wherever they go. We never did get a story from the press on why they took seperate planes to Martha’s Vineyard this summer arriving within 4 hours of each other. The Obama’s pomp and arrogance turns my stomach.

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Susan December 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

Those executive orders he issues are to control us plebians. The Obama’s are the patricians — the noble class. The rules don’t apply to them.

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Zorroific December 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

Re: Disgusted with Libs post. Saw that exact thing the other day at a well known discount, bag-your own-groceries store. First, imagine oversized shopping carts stuffed full..and I mean a good foot and a half over the top edges of the carts with mostly junk. I counted on one cart at least 6 bags of chips, Fritos, Pringles, cakes, Ding Dongs, you name it..along with cases of soft drinks. Then, out came the food stamps..or whatever they’re called these days. And sadly, every single person associated with that cart was grossly obese..including the children. The stamps should apply only to non-junk food items..or let’s say at least when using the stamps, you are LIMITED to how many junk items you can have in the cart.

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Car in December 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

I was in line behind a woman, last year, who was in line with (I assume) her husband and children. She was redeeming I don’t know HOW many WIC formula vouchers. It was kinda weird. She was the only one who spoke English and she had more gold, a much fancier purse, and more expensive clothes than I.

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veto longwene December 8, 2011 at 10:50 am

I don’t understand those who complain about the Obama’s massive intrusion into our personal lives, and then turn around and expect even more restrictions on what they can do with their “Obama Stash”. The answer is to CUT OFF food stamps – shut it down – it is an enormous waste of taxpayer funds. Along with funding for Planned Parenthood, EPA, DOE (Energy and Education), NLRB, SS, IRS, Medicare (penis pumps), NEH, USTTA,… While some “Republicans” have a hard time naming 3, I don’t have enough room to list all of those guilty of complete waste and abuse of the American trust under the guise of “helping us out”!
Also, why complain about their vacations? When they are gone they are a lesser threat to our liberty (and a better chance of “an accident”).
You heard him say at Osawatomie (biggest mental ward in Kansas) that America has never worked. Hey libs – SOCIALISM FAILS EVERYTIME IT IS TRIED! Look at Greece, Ireland, Portugal and every other country with socialized medicine and wealth redistribution – FAIL!. Only American “greed” managed by a healthy conscience will progress the human race. Sorry folks – No such thing as Liberty AND “Equality”. (Joe the plumber should have whacked him with his wrench when he had the chance! )
And the media fans the flames – ignoring his companions Rev Wright, Bill Ayers, Ron Blogo, ignoring his fraudulent birth certificate or missing college records, his illegal takeover of GM, Chrysler, and student loans. Ignoring his illegal drilling ban in the gulf, fast and furious, and publicly announcing military plans for withdrawal, and revealing details of classified operations like the one that ended the life of Bin Laden’s body double. Ignoring his involvement in the illegal Libya war, and his illegal land deal in Chicago. Ignoring the fact that the first DOG flies in his own plane because it is against the rules of Islam to travel with a dog. Tell me – do the Obamas eat PIG? Anyone?
American outrage should be directed at THE MEDIA. I mean this is happening right before our eyes – not like the “big hush-hush conspiracy” that took down the twin towers (of which there is literally NO PROOF).
ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN – GO FOX YOURSELF!
IMPEACH! REPEAL!! INDICT!!! OBAMA MUST GO!!!

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ChicagObama December 8, 2011 at 8:47 am

Check my skin color.

You owe it to me and I’m takin’ it.

I only have another 13 months to ride free, and Chelley and I are gon’ be frequent flyers!

Get used to it.

FORE!!!

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floian December 8, 2011 at 8:49 am

This is their way of showing how “GREEN” they are.

What were their vacation habits before they did most of their travel on the taxpayers dime?

Why does she (who is not an elected official) travel at our expense just so her vacation time is not affected by the Nations business?

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BigBoa December 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm

You would have to think this an outright violation of law somehow. But of course, they just make the claim that they are actually footing the bill and congress says “ok, that’s just duckie”…….

What WILL it take to get this apathetic population in an uproar? The mighty Boa isn’t sure anything could any longer…… Well perhaps if they took “dancing with the stars” off or something…….

Shameful…….

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kmbog December 8, 2011 at 8:49 am

This job just gets in the way of everything!

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Momof3 December 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

I am so sick of this woman who acts like the queen! If only she put this much effort into being a first lady and doing some things worthwhile- not planting toxic gardens at the white house! She needs to pay America back.

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Knothead December 8, 2011 at 7:43 pm

If I am not mistaken, the first lady or gentleman’s only requirement is to entertain and accommodate the wives or husbands of visiting heads of State. Seems I read that somewhere in history class or in an encyclopedia. Anything else they do is at their own discretion and expense.

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Dave in Houston December 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

An extra $100,000? As Max Bialystock said in the movie “The Producers”, “a mere trifle, think nothing of it.”

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Larry December 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

Doesn’t matter. The One lives by different rules than the rest of us little people. It would be one thing if only he believed this, but what amazes me is the fact that a fairly solid 45% of the American public believe it too! Happy in their role as one of Obama’s little people.

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Cvale December 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

So what ? Bush took an astonishing 879 days in the two terms he was in office. This criticism of Obama is petty and offered by those who flat out hate the guy for what ever reason. Even Reagan was well ahead of the pace that Obama has currently. If your’e going to complain, do it about this do nothing congress who average 561 .00 for an 8 hour day ( two hours) of which they actually spend in the halls of congress. Talk about vacation ! None of us gets our money’s worth from our elected politicians who spend more time fundraising than legislating ! Let’s complain about that !

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blancojoe December 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

Did you mean Bush’s trips to his home ranch in Texas? Did you mean Reagan’s trips to his home ranch in California? I don’t recall either of these guys taking an entire entourage to Spain, Hawaii or any other place like the Obama’s do. I also don’t recall Laura Bush or Nancy Reagan taking airliners all on their own to wherever they wished. Do you? Face it, sycophant of Obama, these people are inexcusable in their flaunting of wealth (the taxpayer’s) or in the elitist manners and other behaviors they perform so well. Go back to bed.

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Liberty Jane December 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

I agree. I’m all for a part-time Congress. 2-3 months, tops. When GWB vacationed it was usually in Crawford or Camp David and when he was there he worked as well. This criticism of the Obamas is well founded and not petty at all. GWB suffered much stronger criticism and hatred for much less. I know. I was a GWB hater until Obama came on the scene and showed me how wrong I was. GWB has NOTHING on this president’s incompetance. Sorry about that, George.

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Mike C December 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

Pres Bush was in the Oval Office, dressed presidentially and ready to work at 6am.
He got hammered in the MSM for leaving the office at 6pm.
If Obama ever put in 12 hours of work, I would be stunned.

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MarjoJimbo December 8, 2011 at 11:52 am

Part time Congress! I totally agree. In my state (NC) the legislature puts in a regular session every other year and a short session on the alternate.

Great idea!

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dessertgirl December 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

The hotel bill for staff and security will be at the Sheraton Ala Moana Hotel at a cost of over $150 each per night. The Bush security, staff stayed at Days Inn at $59 a night at most. There weren’t that many staff that wanted to go on vacation with the Bushes as with the president. Wouldn’t you rather go to Hawaii?

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Krista December 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

So you are saying that Bush took 2.4 years of his 8 year Presidency off? Where did you come up with such figures?

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RAB in MD December 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

Guess they didn’t want to lose their deposit on that beach front condo ….. The King will have his new clothes as the Queen bakes cakes for the rabble.

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fred schwaertz December 8, 2011 at 8:56 am

when else would obama get to spend time at the dirty low down club?this was a ready made family. to debunk that theory, all you have to do is show me one picture of obama holding one of his daughters as a newborne.
JUST ONE PICTURE.

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susan December 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Thank you for saying those words…I thought I was the only one who thought that. And where are the pictures of M. O. pregnaut? When O. first got elected, Parade magazine had done a thing on the first family…all the pics looked like they were taken a month before!!!!

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MaryA December 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Where are the multitudes of pictures and records of Obama’s life before he became a public figure? How could this country possibly have allowed this unknown with a seemingly made-up life story, to become Prez. The media certainly assisted in that but I blame the Govt. officials for not properly vetting him. He’s a phony to the core. Many people are waking up to that fact but many still applaud his every word. Sickening!

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BigBoa December 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Good point,,,,,,has anyone even seen a WEDDING picture?

High school graduation picture? And of course, while bimbos crawl out of the woodwork claiming assault by Cain, we have even YET to hear from a former classmate or girlfriend………..

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blancojoe December 8, 2011 at 8:57 am

I don’t know where to begin. Obama saying that he is not needed is an understatement beyond words. Well, did anyone really expect Moms Mabley to not take her private airliner to Hawaii? If Marie Antoinette had access to a huge airliner don’t you think she would have flown around to the known world? Why should we expect any less from this incredibly detached, elitist bunch of dopes? 2012 … Anyone but Obama (or Hillary either).

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Texas Freedom December 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

Great, you two . . . keep wasting taxpayers’ money as fast as you can. 11 more months . . . . .

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Jeff Knox December 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

This man get’s more vacation than anyone I know of. I had to work for my company 5 years before I got 2 weeks of vacation! He has been there 3 years and i can’ keep up with his vacation time!

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Reuben December 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

Maybe Mrs Sotero/Obama can keep her black a$$ at home for a while with those two little hoes (ebonic for female). As a matter of fact, just like his family could do fine without him, so could the USA. Send him back to indonesia or africa, or anywhere, never to be heard from again.

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SUZZY December 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

THEY ARE ON A CONTINUAL VACATION. OHH THEY ARE THE UPPER 1%

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BK December 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

Heavens forbid, we can’t keep the “Queen Bee” waiting.

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Godrik December 8, 2011 at 9:01 am

Remove King Louis and Michelle Antoinette in 2012.

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Daron December 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

If the First Family less the anointed one were really for the people like they claim they would hop on a public plane & go through the scanner like the rest of us.

How many vacations does one family need?

I am disgusted with all these politicians (on both sides of the isle) being so wasteful with my tax dollars.

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Skeptastik December 8, 2011 at 9:04 am

“all this for a damned flag”

-0bama – Vile-

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Marilyn December 8, 2011 at 9:12 am

The First Frump, a.k.a. the First Derriere, said that and Obozo agreed with her (at a 911 ceremony this year).

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