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Michelle Obama Decides to Ski Aspen

by Keith Koffler on February 18, 2012, 8:17 am

Michelle Obama has embarked on a skiing vacation with her daughters in Aspen, Colorado, according to the Aspen Daily News.

The first lady, who just returned last month from 17 days of relaxation in Hawaii, is skiing in Colorado on Presidents’ Day Weekend for the second year in a row. Last year she went to Vail.

Michelle’s decision to ski out West again instead of hitting slopes closer to Washington would seem an inopportune choice for a first lady who is helping her husband campaign on issues of “fairness.”

The Obama campaign has set itself up as the defender of the poor and the middle class against the “One Percent,” a theme which clashes with the image a first lady who is taking frequent and exclusive vacations.

Just last August, she sojourned on Martha’s Vineyard, and the month before she travelled to southern Africa for a trip that mixed official business with tourist outings like an African safari. In July 2010, she took an exorbitant excursion to the southern coast of Spain, flying out with friends and family on a large jet that often serves as Air Force 2 and then staying at a ritzy hotel.

What’s more, as the government struggles to cut the deficit, the symbolism of a first lady jetting out to Aspen with a security entourage at taxpayers’ expense to ski would seem to send the wrong message about cutting back on spending.

For her last two Hawaii vacations, Michelle left separately from her husband at extra cost to taxpayers in order to ensure she got the full vacation while the president was forced to remain in Washington a few extra days to finish work with Congress.

President Obama last summer called for “an attitude of shared sacrifice” to solve the nation’s deficit woes.

Michelle this weekend is reportedly staying at the Aspen home of a wealthy Obama backer from Chicago. She held a fundraiser at the same residence last July.

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MLO February 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

Michelle Obama is an intelligent attractive woman. It is difficule for me to understand how she can engage in such activities when so many in the country are having such a difficult time. I cannot resort to name calling as it puts me at the same level as the many apologists that support this couple. All I know is that come November 2012 I hope and pray for change.

Anonna February 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

MLO – Michelle Obama is not an intelligent attractive woman. Listen to her talk and you know those degrees are affirmative action shams. Look at her photos and you’ll see how heavily they are photoshopped – her butt and gut blow up and shrink from one photo to another. She has the biggest repertoire of clown faces that I’ve ever seen. It is impossible that the camera always catches her at an awkward moment in her conversations. She spends a lot of money on her clothing, but it is nearly always too tight and inappropriate for the occasion.

Cynthia February 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Vulgarity is your only refuge.

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

What Annona says is perfectly true. And you apparently have nothing to say back except a charge of vulgarity. Michelle is a vulgar woman, just as you probably are. And you’re ashamed to admit it, so you insult others. Way to go for a loony Liberal.

Anonna February 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Thank you for the defense, tnm.

Cynthia writes like a back-talking teenager. She (if it is a female) either picks out a word to take issue with or she has a let-fly insult that is just flapping her gums.

Sam Price February 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

If it were just her money it would be one thing, but this is most likely costing the taxpayers and it shows the disconnect and hypocrisy that politicians are capable of every day.

Anonna February 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

The taxpayers pay for the initial analysis of the Queen’s destination for security, whatever needs to be done to make the place secure, the cost of running the airplane round-trip to transport the Queen and the Princesses Obama, the motorcades to take the Queen and Princesses to their place of fun and frolic, and all the extra staff and agents needed to service and protect the Queen.

marianne723 February 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Don’t forget Moochelle’s MAMA.

Steve February 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

Yeah, she doesn’t get enough vacation time while this country suffers.

Delores Bowles February 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

What else is new, we the taxpayers have also supported her Mother the entire time as she also lives at the White House. They think they are above everyone else. Just read her college thesis and find out what she believes. They are both the two biggest bigots on the planet. Just look into their past. Also, remember what he did to his white and I repeat white Grandmother when he was running for office.He and she both represent everything that is not America from taking from the wealthy thoughts they have. Wonder how much they have given extra to the government they are wealthy or do they say one thing and always do the other. I finally get it that was the change he spoke of only for him did it apply as he has only gotten richer. How many of these vacations did she take before becoming the first lady of freeloading off the American people.

Daisy February 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

Personally, I have no problem w/having a grandmother living in the White House, especially if there are children in residence. However, I do object to MO’s mother being brought onboard since she’s just there as a (mostly invisible) prop to make them appear decent – which they are not.

Tom February 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

Just how many vacations a year does the 1st Cow need??

vargas February 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

Give the lady a break. It’s been over a month since her last vacation! Appearing on all of those TV shows dictating what my kids should be eating can take a lot out of a person!

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Very interesting!!

Girly1 February 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

The dancing Hippo needs to stick to her potato sack races and hula hooping! You can bet your sweet bippy that she never saw a ski slope in her life before she and the community organizer left the Hood!

The Aspen crowd must be snickering behind closed doors! Aspen is not part of the BET crowd!

cheryl February 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I believe Moochelle thinks she’s the black Princess Diana

DirtyDave777 February 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

No Winter Park or Steamboat Springs for her. Right to The Spend The Big Bucks. I wish I could be a shopaholic on someone else’s dime

WilliamPenn February 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

The Obama are just like us, except they’re millionaire Communist Party elites.

Daisy February 18, 2012 at 11:43 am

Your comment is disgusting, racist and – not at all surprisingly – entirely misses the point.

Darrel February 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm


Turds are now a race? You must be one of the Turds, so highly offended. Race card much bimbo? Race card is now like saying the word blue. Racist, blue, used just as often by weak minded little PC turds.

Jdam February 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

You are good – funniest post in a long time

Star February 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

He learned how to write like that at Charm School–on a scholarship.

Be Aware February 20, 2012 at 12:33 am

Did you know a “multiculturalist”is a person who believes it is possible to polish a turd.

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Poor Daisy. She’s been waiting so long to play her race card—without real need—not that the Democrats/Liberals need a reason. It’s used to deflect the info about what is really occurring. Poor, poor Daisy is under such a dismal cloud of Liberalness.

Bruce February 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

The only job that either of them will get will be a communists organizer or some
other Anti-American Job. God I hope they would just Vanish from this planet

Texan Casanova February 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

Let them eat cake.

Darrel February 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

Her Royal Thighness Queen Mooch will not be denied. I hope Aspen laid in new stock of Maine Lobster, Kobe Beef, Caviar, sparkling wine, and top shelf vodka for the Royal Mooch.

You peasants – yes you there: eat your peas and tighten your belts, your King and Queen need your cash.

Susan February 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Sir Darrel, you are brilliant.

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Excellent comment!

John Frost February 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Darrel she loves BBQ pork ribs too…. she a pig!

Star February 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

What’s Dad going to be up to? I thought every day was President’s Day–it is if you come to this site.

Leslie February 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

I don’t know why you people don’t understand. She FEELS OUR PAIN!

T Folchi February 18, 2012 at 11:50 am

Socialism is for the people not the socialists. What ever the system, socialsim, capitalism etc there will always be the 1 percent. The President and his family deserve more than you. Get over it and pay your taxes.

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

We’re planning on getting over you and your comrades in November. Good bye!

J.P. February 18, 2012 at 11:50 am

All good communist leaders and their wives enjoy the highlife while the masses struggle. Michelle could certainly paraphrase Marie Antoinette with “Let them eat dog food!”

P. Aaron February 18, 2012 at 11:52 am

If this ain’t an ‘In Yer Face’ to a struggling middle class, I don’t know what is.

American Man 2012 February 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

I think we’ve worn out the vacation addiction , obviously they think they are entitled to it being Royal and all. The election 2012 is coming and bullying should be the topic. The Administration will be cruel BULLIES,CHICAGO STYLE INTIMIDATION.

BlownfuelCoupe February 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

Break a Leg.

cajunwarthog February 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

Michelle, Michelle,,,, enjoy it while you can.
Your actions tell it all,,, “Let them eat cake!”

englag February 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Is she going to have a big cheese burger after a hard day of skiing on my dollar!

frank February 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm

She better hurry up and enjoy herself now, after the Nov election she won’t get the chance!

Kim Baliey February 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

“I would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” – Ronald Reagan
Do we still have time to repeal that ?

Niles February 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Did anyone expect her to do differently?. Her arrogance is the real Michelle.

redhawk February 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

So Who’s paying for the Fat ass to go on vacation???

BillyBob117 February 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Remember the royals believe they are owed everything.
I always thought you had to be employed to take a “vacation” Just one of numerous trips paid by the taxpayers.

JerryinTampa February 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I was wondering what venue she would choose for her next tax paid holiday. At
a time that many of her Husband’s enabling Sheep are unemployed she has the chutzpah to again tap the US Treasury to fulfill her over the top quest for a life style of the rich and famous., Wonder if she will again be going to Aspen next year when her Husband will be unemployed. If so she will be going on Southwest Airlines hopefully with a C boarding pass. See how much more of our tax money you can waste on your comfort Michelle!

anne February 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

does she ski, does not look like type who knows how but will probably have a very expensive outfit as she walks about . Living high the whole family as Obama asks us to live modestly. Who are they kidding, VACATIONS Constantly as the country is failing , people without jobs , losing homes which Dodd and Frank made them buy. what else is coming, destruction to country by Iran , Please God help the country get rid of this family

joeybitensr February 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Suggestion for all….cut and paste this article in the comments section of all the msm newspapers you look at. that’s the only way her majesty royal trip will be reported on…

ThesePeopleMustGo February 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Forget what they say – watch what they do. Anyone who believes these people are incompetent are very mistaken. They are very purposefully and effectively bring down this country per Cloward and Piven strategy. Watch the documentary – AGENDA:Grinding America Down
to learn how the communists have infiltrated our institutions – schools/ businesses / churches / media and government over the last 100 years. It will be a real wake up call, which is badly needed as the apathy and ignorance of the general population in America is incredible.

The Obama Timeline author February 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

They are reportedly staying at the home of James and Paula Crown. James Crown was a member of Obama’s 2008 National Finance Committee, and serves on the board of General Dynamics. In 2006, then-Senator Obama secured federal funds for General Dynamics’ High-Explosive Technology Program for the Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle, an inadequate machine ridiculed by soldiers as an “Exploding Coffin.”

The wealthy Crown family includes billionaires Lester Crown and James Crown, who have ownership in many companies, including defense contractor General Dynamics Corporation, and who are substantial Obama campaign contributors. As noted in Part I of The Obama Timeline, the Crown family also runs the Maytag appliance company. Obama had collected campaign donations from Maytag workers and pledged to them that he would keep their jobs in Galesburg, Illinois. Obama later accepted campaign contributions from Lester Crown, who then shipped the Maytag jobs to Mexico.

The Crown family also sits on the board of energy company Exelon. Exelon was formerly Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO was Thomas Ayers (father of William Ayers), and Ayers purportedly served on the General Dynamics board with Lester Crown.

jeff February 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

As usual the corrupt mainstream will not cover the story. It does not matter what this buffoonish pair do. If it is not reported it did not happen. The real enemy of our nation is a media who has become a propaganda arm of the Obama administration and the democrat party.

Susan February 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Wonder if there will be any federal USDA inspectors examining the meals of her and her entourage to make sure they have met all the required elements of a nutritious meal? Of course not, the rules don’t apply to them. Heaven forbid one of the princesses be forced to eat preformed chicken nuggets that are made of anything but chicken.

omega2 February 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm

LET THEM EAT CAKE!!!!!!! What goes around comes around, come November ELECTIONS, No more vacations on the PUBLIC DOLE.

Zoro February 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Gee, where are all the big mouth Obummer_ass kissers on this???

Tina Ferrer February 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm

She knows the handwriting is on the wall so she’s gonna live it up these next 10 or so months. Even though no one will admit it, we all know it. I haven’t seen socio-political-emotional stress like this since GW was at 23%.

Pat February 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

How about some pictures of Michelle going down a ski slope.

Libknocker February 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

How many vacations does this make in 3 1/2 years.I guess she figures the gravy train will be over in Nov.

mike February 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

can we please send these clowns in chiefs on a permanent vacay in november?

DEF February 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Taxpayers could save a huge amount of money if Barack would divorce Michelle!!!

David February 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Joel Osteen, multimillionaire and the pastor of the Megachuch, the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas likes to go skiing with his wife in Vail, CO.,,20170936,00.html

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I see your comment. You had to search for it. But the difference is that she’s in the White House on our dime, and we resent her invasiveness and continual taxpayer-paid vacations.

David February 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Joel Osteen, multimillionaire televangelist, and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas like to take his wife to pricy resorts too like Vail.

Funny how right-wingers won’t complain about that.

Google: Joel Osteen Counts His Blessings

Jdam February 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

You make me speechless – you are too stupid for words.

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I’m not paying for it, so your comparison is ridiculous.

shirtsbyeric February 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm

So she’s skipping Whitney’s funeral? Is Whitney too white for her?

SnarkEsq. February 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Keith, I’m so glad you posted this. We KNEW that MO would be going off for another girls’ four day ski weekend. Nothing stops her, even an election year, and even if they want to play class warfare games.

Speaking of that, we know the WH and BHO deliberately phrased the payroll tax debate last year as “$40 a paycheck”, meaning per biweekly paycheck even though many people are still paying weekly. They wanted people to be confused and think they’d be keeping $40 a WEEK, not every two weeks.

So, of course, BHO made that mistake himself while speaking in WA yesterday, but no one has pointed it out. In his remarks touting the passage of the extension of the payroll tax cut, BHO mistakenly (?) said people will get to keep “$40 a week”.

Emma February 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Those who actually have the authority to hold the White House accountable (Congress) don’t seem to be too interested in fulfilling their responsibilities on behalf of the nation. Keep in mind, this is a White House that scoffs at contempt of court citations, so I doubt they are too worried that we have noticed yet another incident of lying hypocrisy. The ignorant dependents that make up the Democrat voting base aren’t worried either. They’re true believers, and don’t read much.

AmericanBelle February 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Ahhhhhh, while she trots about on exorbitant vacations, federal agents are now pulling lunchboxes away from schoolchildren, forcing them to eat substandard meals in the form of cafeteria mystery meat. This, under the direction of FLOTUS to fight obesity!

rulierose February 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

well see, she’s staying at a private house! she’s not even making us pay for a ritzy hotel again. that’s Michelle Antoinette’s idea of shared sacrifice.

btw Keith congrats on the drudge link! I’ve been reading you for a long time…I feel like you’re my own personal discovery that now the whole world knows about!

Keith Koffler February 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Thanks rulierose

shirtsbyeric February 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Next year her and the kids will be sledding in the back yard in Chicago.

LastExitNY February 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Her head is a mountainous slope itself

LastExitNY February 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I love the feebs calling comments racist when no one mentioned her race color or creed

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

You see, Liberals see racism everywhere whether it exists or not. That’s the way they keep the facts murky and get top press coverage.