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Michelle Takes a Day Trip to Mt. Rushmore

by Keith Koffler on March 29, 2012, 10:09 am

Michelle Obama jetted in to South Dakota Wednesday for a day trip to Mount Rushmore, taking in the sights before departing the same day for Las Vegas.

Michelle is traveling with her daughters on a “private family trip” to the West, the White House said.

According to the Rapid City Journal, Michelle landed Wednesday at Ellsworth Air Force Base and hopped in a ten car motorcade for the trip to Mount Rushmore. Advance work had already been done by the Secret Service and White House staff, who had arrived in town earlier in the week.

After viewing the memorial, the Obamas “showed a bit of a sweet tooth,” according to the paper, and stopped at the Turtle Town fudge shop where they had fudge and ice cream.

The visit caused access to parts of the memorial to be restricted and required visitors to go through a security checkpoint.

After today’s Las Vegas stop, Mrs. Obama is scheduled to be in San Francisco Friday for a fundraiser. She then moves on to Alameda, Calif., Saturday to commission a Coast Guard cutter and to Los Angeles the same day to participate in Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

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Lizzy March 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

As my Mother told me if you can’t say anything at all.

Lizzy March 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

I meant nice but this makes me temporarily nuts!

Joe Doakes March 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

December 6, 1941

Dear President Obama,

I’d like to apologize to you for not writing recently. It is just that every time I sit down to inform you of my thoughts the news events of a world guided by your philosophy spiral down so fast I’m even unable to catch my breath long enough to put it down in some, if I don’t say so myself, humorous manner. For example, scientists recently discovered the largest black holes ever; I could have saved them all of the trouble, they are clearly located in Washington D.C.! It’s epicenter is Nancy Pelosi’s brain. Like most black holes energy goes in, but only garbage comes out of the orifice. That’s not working for you? I’ll do better:)

GM apparently has had another bright idea. They are going to build a car called the “Roman Candle.” Complete with a battery pack, solar panel, a tank of gasoline, caustic coolant, and a cigarette lighter for easier ignition! And if ignition fails all one has to do is run it into a pole and then let her rip! In time, a solar panel will replace the battery, and the gasoline, this vehicle though will be equipped also with an irrigation system to better prepare it for it’s future roll as a planter. GM might even add in a packet of corn seeds to demonstrate how much greener this car can actually make you feel. Though as far as the green in your wallet, that you can kiss goodbye because the sources of energy for your new vehicle are going to be taxed into extinction, ergo the solar panels and the bag of corn seeds. Now where did I put those plans for that still? Oh yea right next to my “Dukes of Hazard” lunch box.

Mr. Obama are you for real? Recently I made an off color joke about sending a blow up doll of you to the folks at “media doesn’t matter,” but as I pulled out the credit card to send them their much needed source of comfort. Think Linus from Charley Brown without a conscience and his blanket – that’s the guy who runs that bunch of basket cases of a Soros funded group of people – those are the people that need some really good “Obama Love.” Why? Well, Sir, they are still concerned that the Republicans may not pick Mortimer Romney as the Republican nominee, Like I’ve said before, I’m voting for him if I have to and a large enough quantity of Vicks Vapor Rub to stuff up my nose is in arms length, but before then I want a knock down drag out fight that truly prepares him to face you. I’d rather it be Gingrich, like I said before, I want a guy who knows the plumbing, and does not want to burn the house down, and give the insurance company the bill. I just want the water to run right:)

And then there is the important stuff. Like the guys who actually want to use real bombs instead of writing you letters and emails, I don’t tweet, but I’m considering it. It takes me a long time to do something new. I like tried and true which is why I like big cars with big engines and big bombs in the hands of responsible militaries like ours. I’m just wondering how close we are to using them on Iran. They are nuts. Your crazy. But they are nuts.

You know it.

Tomorrow I will remember Pearl Harbor. Do yourself a favor while you are on your 5,000th vacation to Hawaii, and give it a visit. It may provide some needed perspective on what we as a nation are about to face. Might give you some much needed resolve to tell the left in this nation to take it’s thumb out of it mouth.


Joe Doakes

Pasann March 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I wish I could have said that…….at least I I agree with your every word here and other sites. Can I say “I am Joe Doakes” ?

SierraMike67 March 30, 2012 at 8:41 am

Don’t you mean Joe Doofus?

Pat Barton March 30, 2012 at 10:50 am


ed March 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

*tap*tap*tap*tap* Does everyone hear that? It’s the sound of SierraMike goose stepping to obama’s will. If you watch he will give Das Furher the high five salute.

Al March 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Kiss Obama, you worship him don’t you? Sick-o

Ren575 March 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

That would be BIG dickhead.

dan March 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Joe is spot on! Wake up Obama bot before it s to late
for all of us, including you. MORON!

TexasJack March 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I like that Pasann. Let’s get a Trademark for the “I am Joe Doakes” T-shirts.

dave March 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

No I am Joe Doakes

april March 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Joe Doakes, YOUR MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HELMUT BODE March 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm


Jim March 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm


JBSPuddintane March 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Jim, from the days of yore, wn ppl cud spel.

Max17 March 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm


I mean, ROFL!

P-Rick March 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Joe Doakes for president!

LAR March 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Mr. Doakes,

Well said, Sir!

Kindest regards,


AussieGirl March 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

John, may I say that I read your comments on many sites, they are truly informative, true (for those that research) and well thought out, I just wanted to state that I enjoy reading them and wish that the powers that be would take your messages to heart. Keep it up!

Markangelo March 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Joe Doakes, typical Amerikan turkey.
Everyone in the USA thinks
they can do a better job than
the president; but of course they arn’t.
Monday night quarterbacks, they are, on a bad team.
ILL Eagles sick birds.
The country is full of bosses
& nobody works !!!!!

The Original March 30, 2012 at 1:33 am

Just about anyone could do better than Obama. He is pretty bad.

Jim Bowman March 30, 2012 at 8:22 am

“..nobody works!!!” – especially our golfer in chief – Barry Hussein Obama.

RWC March 30, 2012 at 9:11 am


gobnait March 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

And everyone who’s president, especially the current one, thinks he’s the best man for the job. With very few exceptions, he’s usually wrong.

hunter March 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

We know we could do a better job….he hasn’t done anything productive except campaign and now that isn’t working…

ed March 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

*tap*tap*tap*tap* More goose stepping. Das Furher obama is so proud of you.

joie March 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I can’t afford to become president, but Mickey Mouse and Yosemite SAm would do better than the yayhoos we have in office now.

Amy McQueen March 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Mr. Doakes.

That was one of the absolutely best treatises I have ever read. You are amazing and have an amazing way of writing.

RWC March 30, 2012 at 9:10 am


First time I’ve seen you here. Welcome. Love your posts.

Chingachgook March 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

Very well said sir.

Marie A. March 30, 2012 at 12:44 am

“Let mine eat fudge, and ice cream, while the rest of the proles eat cake and peas.”

joie March 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm

And don’t forget the lunch nazis who say a turkey sandwich from home is bad. SOOOO sick of the hypocrisy, we all need to eat right and save our $ while they pog out on crap and spend our money on their multitude of vacations. Shameful these people are!

cherykie March 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

My mama told me that, too, but she also told me ” Do as I say, not as I do…”

kmbog March 29, 2012 at 10:21 am
blondie March 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Because Vegas is such a great place to bring the kids!!

GotFreedom March 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

They’re gonna milk this for all they can because they know that come November–they’re outta here!!!

This is the most selfish, inconsiderate, egotistical family ever!

Grant Griffiths March 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

“They’re gonna milk this for all they can because they know that come November–they’re outta here!!!”

I hope you are right, but I am afraid it is just the opposite. They know they have nothing to worry about as they will steal the next election too. Just wait and see how many polling places will be threatened by The “New Black Panthers” or other leftist groups.

Lizzy March 29, 2012 at 10:59 am

Yes this election will not be fair and free I’m afraid.

Shofar March 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

I can only hope that the NBPP tries something, at my polling place. I for one did not spend the majority of my adult life sworn to serve and protect to have a bunch of radical leftist attempt to disenfranchise me.

I might get my rear kicked, but I will guarantee that I won’t be the only one either going to a hospital or jail.

This election is the fight of the century, and everyone who still holds to the concept of liberty needs to be willing to stand and if need be face the enemy down. They, including POTUS, are bullies ANC bullies will only back down when faced with courage.

Shofar March 29, 2012 at 11:55 am

ANC should be “and”

Fat fumble fingers. Sorry

lcsouthern March 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

Well said!

GotFreedom March 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

We’ll be right there with you Shofar–no one is going to intimidate/threaten us!

rg March 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm

If I see any of the NBPP trying anything around my poling place, I will stay and do what I can to make sure they do not interfere. I’m sure many other TRUE Americans will do the same.

P-Rick March 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

That stuff will only happen where they have already taken our guns!
It’s not going to happen at my polling place.

Lizzy March 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Yes but on top of Fast & Furious and Holder’s blindness to the
Philadelphia incident I think they will not only get a pass but be
emboldened by Holder turning a blind eye. Very dangerous when
the danger comes from the man sworn to protect us that’s a laugh.

Chingachgook March 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

To hell with the hospital – send them home in a box

george March 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Since we vote at home with an absentee ballot, I’d like to see the NBP try and interfere with OUR voting. The front lawn will be littered with Trayvon lookalikes faster than you can say “killthewhitehispanic!”

antistuff March 30, 2012 at 3:45 am

your racist is showing

Kathy March 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

You betcha!

ol gator March 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

shofar, just tell me where & when and we’ll come along in an unarmed, peaceful way unless some racial wackos try to deprive us of our rights…we’ve had too many relatives who’ve paid the price for our Freedom to let this perverted activity to continue.. in other words:
“We have your back”

p.s. I’ll call my buddy Chuck Norris for back up if needed.

Charles March 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm

It makes one wonder what type of fellow would vote for Obama a second time.

CKAinRedStateUSA March 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

One who is intentionally ignorant or so fractured by their cognitive dissonance that they’ve forgotten/dismissed any other choice?

Someone who is as treasonous, anti-American, anti-capitalism, anti-Constitution, racist, socially divisive and all-around-anarchist as is Obama and the Marxist gaggle that surrounds him?

TJ March 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

The type who can’t believe the idiots the Republicans put in front of us as another option.. John McCain?!?! Mitt Romney!?!? Mr.Seoroto wouldn’t have won the first time if a serious, viable option were available to vote for instead of him. I had to hold my nose to vote for McCain and will likely have to do the same for Romney. If these are the best the Republicans can offer, maybe its time to fold the tents and slide off into the sunset.

Art March 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Thats just what the Dems want you to do.

ed March 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Brain-dead mindless Zombies.

Max17 March 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Societal mooches (a.k.a. the Left).

anneinarkansas March 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

She may have been scouting out the place for Bam’s face.

Wigglesworth March 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

He he that’s what I was thinking too.

B_O_B March 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

Not to worry. Obama will never get his face on Mount Rushmore. There is not enough room for his ears.

Just2old March 29, 2012 at 10:44 am


marg1 March 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

His ears will be covered by a hoodie.

Eric R.Ewell March 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

There’s no room to fit the ears.

MichelleIndependent March 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

There’s no room to fit Obama’s ego on Mount Rushmore.

Patriot Rider March 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

He’ll be lucky if they have a urinal cake in his likeness in the Mount Rushmore gift shop restroom!

john March 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

patrtroit rider ,
you could make some money with that idea i
would buy some to put in urinals across america

Christine March 30, 2012 at 8:36 am

I suspect that Michelle Obama visited Rushmore to see if there was room next to the other ‘great presidents’ for her husbands head. When he dissed one of our former presidents (incorrectly, not knowing the true facts, as usual) for rejecting the newfangled ‘telephone’ saying ‘this is why he wasn’t on Mt. Rushmore’ it made me think Obama thinks he belongs up there for pushing all this ‘green’ energy and his ‘forward thinking.’

Karl March 29, 2012 at 12:51 pm

maybe if the hoodie was made from a circus tent …

Old man March 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm

If you use the circus tent for a hoodie, what will Michelle have left to wear over her big beehind.

JohnS March 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

He is planning to have his image carved over those of the old slave holders (Washington and Jefferson).

char burns March 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm


moron March 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

Nope, she wants Bam, herself and daughters all there. This team effort is vastly superior to any of the others. A+ for Team Bam.

Clint Walker March 29, 2012 at 11:34 am


(snapping fingers)

Anonna March 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I thought that, too, sculpt out Washington’s face and replace it with The One’s.

The Original March 29, 2012 at 10:32 am

So we are probably paying for the entire trip since MO is commissioning a CC cutter . . . unbelievable. They sure know how to work the system.

I feel sorry for those people who wanted to see a national monument have to deal with the vacationing Obamas again.

WALTC March 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

I thought they just got back from vacation. She needs a vacation from all the sightseeing.

Grant Griffiths March 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

You have got to be kidding me. Seriously… These people don’t care as they will steal the next election too.

Girly1 March 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

There is nothing ‘private’ about this scandalous waste of taxpayer $$$ !!! If she pays for anything at all – it’s the hot fudge sundaes! Who is paying for the advance teams, the 10 car motorcades, the back-up and cargo jets, the hotels, 5 Star resturants, wardrobe, traveling make-up and hairdresser, 28 hand maidens, and a plane load of freeloaders???

She never stops!!! Conservatively speaking, she has helped herself to at least $1 Billion from the U.S. Treasury over the last 3.5 years when you tally up all the hidden costs!

The Obamas are the Bonnie and Clyde of politics! Instead of banks, they rob taxpayers! While her husband is up all night worrying about us – she is by his side – with a travel guide in one hand, and the Visa ‘Black’ card in the other hand!

It’s going to take an Act of Congress to stop this woman from bankrupting the country!

AZ Granny March 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I need a like button! Love your “Bonnie and Clyde of politics!”

Is anyone counting MO’s trips? Just wondering how many miles she’s flown and trips she’s taken.

MT for re-redistribution March 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Yep, Mooch and Algor are the tag-team from hell for carbon footprint. Why do the lefties give them a pass????

AussieGirl March 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Thus far since December it has been Hawaii, Utah (ski vaca), Mexico, Vegas and I know I am forgetting two of them…help people!

Eric R.Ewell March 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

Michelle was sent there to see if Barack’s visage will fit.

Girly1 March 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

She may have been scouting out the place for Bam’s face.

Knowiong this woman as we do, I say it’s for HER fugly face!

marg1 March 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

Heard said at Mt. Rushmore:

See, girls, that’s where your daddy is going to jack hammer all those evil white men’s faces off and replace it with his. He’ll be wearing a hoodie.

anneinarkansas March 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

Have you seen the one about the large, several ton hunk of coal being shipped by rail to Mt. Rushmore?

Joe E in the IE March 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

“Michelle landed Wednesday at Ellsworth Air Force Base and hopped in a ten car motorcade for the trip to Mount Rushmore.”

FLOTUS keepin’ it green! I wonder how big her Earth Day carbon footprint will be?

JEFFCOMO March 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

If you plant a vegetable garden that the grounds keepers tend to at taxpayers expense, that wiped out all of the motorcade carbon footprint. Sorta like carbon credits.

Mark Anderson March 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

almost as big as her mouth and her ass.

eric March 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

Sure wish I could take my family all around the world on the Tax Payer Dime. The money they are using is my money and yours that we could take our family on vaction with. They sure like to travel, but making affordable for the rest of us to do it. Just how much a gallon are they paying for fuel. What a bunch of hypocrites, November can’t get here fast enough the last three years have been nothing but a power grab and BIG JOKE!!

sue March 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

Get elected to president.

I can’t believe all the stupid posts here. No one spent more money on vacations than GW Bush.

Mari March 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

IF your statement is true, please remember that Bush spent his money over 8 years, not 3.5 and HE spent it, not the First Lady and his daughters. Are you including Obama’s greens fees in your assertion? Those definitely add up.

Bush took most of his vacations at his ranch, where the security was already set up. No advance teams needed, no hotels for the secret service agents, etc.

Obama is the one who waid that people shouldn’t be traveling to Las Vegas on the taxpayers’ dime. Apparently, he forgot to mention this to his own family.

Dean Anderson March 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

Look at the polls you RACISTS, Obama is so far ahead of Romney, I can’t beleive anyone would vote for the Hateful Republicans. By the way Racists google Laura Bush and find out she took her daughter to Europe all the time when she gave a l5 minute speech then went shopping for the rest of the trip ON TAX PAYERS MONEY. SO SUCK OF YOU RACIST HATEFUL IDOITS!!!!

Trochilus March 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Dean Anderson, you are just completely wrong.

The latest available tracking poll of Romney versus Obama shows Obama with a ONE POINT lead . . . a statistical tie. That is not “so far ahead” as you put it; it is actually disastrous for Mr. Obama, particularly given the fact that the Republican primary is still ongoing, with charges and counter charges being aired daily. Obama has had a free ride, and yet he in very unpopular.

For a sitting President to be in a statistical tie with his most likely challenger at this point is a strong indication that he will likely lose the general election, especially when the focus will be on his numerous failures.

Back in 1980, incumbent Jimmy Carter consistently showed competitive strength in the polls, even right up until the final few days of that election cycle. In fact, a few polls within a week or so of the election actually showed Carter ahead in the race. But the outcome was that Ronald Reagan won by a landslide — he was the winner by 10 points!

Obama has presided over the same sort of presidency as Carter — persistent economic instability throughout, combined with a perceived level of incompetence on the part of his economic team; and a highly questionable approach to foreign policy.

Cologirl42 March 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

Prove it Sue. No one believs you , or this lame excuse by the “Porgressives” any more.

Sadie March 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

Sue, in the words of Andrew Breitbart … SO!

In my words …”stupid is and stupid does” and your post certainly reflects that.

lcsouthern March 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

The costs are not comparable. W spent his at his ranch. Obama didn’t go to Hawaii for Christmas till he was in office. No trip every year to Marthas Vineyard till he was in office. No African safari, no trip to Spain…

etxdad March 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Whatever slew, that is old liberal lies

MT for re-redistribution March 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

NO FRIGGIN WAY IN HELL gw spent as much as the Oster. Methinks you are a swooning O-ite, with a Kool-aid mustache and a framed #3 donation receipt.

stonedome March 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

narcissists like obama expect to be treated like kings and think they deserve their heart;s desires…

Walter W. Charles March 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Bush spent his vacations either at his ranch in Texas (the majority of them) or the family compound at Kennibunkport, Maine. Both of these places had full security already installed and he conducted the country’s business while he was there. Many foreign dignataries requested a visit to the ranch as that wes felt to be more on a personal level than all the pomp and ceremony of DC. While Bush may have spent more days away from Washington, he continued doing the country’s business and it was a hell of a lot cheaper for the taxpayers! Instead of time away from Washington, compare the cost of Bush’s vacations to Obama’s vacations and see what the difference is! THAT will give you a more concise comparison!

Ron March 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Most of Mr. Bush’s vacations were taken at his ranch in Texas

CKAinRedStateUSA March 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Provide credible facts, or have the testicularity to retract your typical Democrat/progressive/liberal/leftist response.

The Original March 30, 2012 at 1:37 am

$4M for a 17 day vacation in Hawaii . . . enough said. Bush family never did that to us taxpayers.

Dr.Michael March 30, 2012 at 8:58 am

This is one of the stupidest assanine idoitic moronic comments that I have ever read. Sure President Bush spent more money on vacations that Barack Obama. You need to take your head out of the oven and breathe some fresh air. President Bush took vacations, well deserved vacations, but Barack Obama and his family take vacations from their vacations, because THEY DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR IT! It is just like all the leftist leaning WACKO liberals to blame President Bush for Barack Obama taking all of these vacations. Wake up! I am glad that this year is election year. Maybe we as TRUE Americans can change our country back and hope that it sticks. GROO! Get rid of Obama.

Keith Koffler March 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

No flaming please.

Bill T March 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

Spoken like a lib.Total B.S., but libs don’t care about truth. The Bush spent his time at his ranch, and JFK at HIS place, Nixon, his place, but these Bums think the jobs a Vacation!

AC March 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

Yeah, to his ranch in Texas you boob.

Sean Michael March 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

Thanks for wasting taxpayer’s hard earned dollars on your what, 20th personal vacation in 3 years. November cannot get hear fast enought.

JGM March 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

You forgot the 2+ months of Obama golfing occasions. Bush stopped taking them out of respect for our troops. Other presidents have used the beautiful historic Camp David for relaxation and international discussions. (there’s even a golf course there) …not so with this hypocrite. Party on Barack and Michelle!…you’re establishing a vacation record at taxpayer’s expense.

Ernie March 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

Sickening that our tax dollars are funding all this. And Ms. Sensitive knows millions are out of work and she jets off with the kids …

Girly1 March 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

We could save the country and reduce the National debt considerably by offering the Obama’s a few hundred Million to just go away! It’s an offer they couldn’t refuse!

anneinarkansas March 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

A Fudge treat after hosting a workout for losers in our White House?

AZ Granny March 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm

And after all that hard work planting the WH garden earlier this week!

BigBoa March 29, 2012 at 11:04 am


Edward Boothe March 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

They are good pets until they get up to about the 8 ft point, then one day the owner will be playing with him and he will return to his animal instinct and start constricting him. Hopefully the owner will be strong enough to get away from him, and that he doesn’t release him in the Everglades like many people have already done. There are plenty of them in there that could swallow a small child, and they are spreading North. They predict they will go all the way to West Virginia.

BigBoa March 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

And now, it’s OFF to Vegas!!

Someone should set her up. See to it that she hits the jackpot and wins 50 million bucks. Then demand that she contribute THAT to her moronic husband’s national deficit……….

God these people……

Sam March 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

Don’t her kids ever go to school? Is she ever NOT on vacation? Nice to know I’m paying for hers since I can’t afford to take one anymore (for 3 years now). Funny how that works.

Mari March 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

If they are still going to Sidwell Friends in DC, that school is on spring break this week according to the school calendar. However, there’s nothing listed as a spring break for a couple weeks ago when the one daughter was in Mexico. Was that a school-sponsored trip or did her parents let her miss several days of school???

By the way, the Obamas probably need to have someone else pay for their vacations because the school tuition for 2012-2013 is listed at $34,268 for grades 5-12 plus various fees and the cost of books. In other words, it’s more than in-state tuition at most public colleges and universities!

srdem65 March 29, 2012 at 11:09 am

Why did they make a stop in LasVegas before heading out to California? Because FirstGranny and her friends got a free trip to Vegas. There’s no other explanation that makes sense.

Will AF1 stop in LasVegas on the way back to DC? or is there another day trip planned for the enjoyment of the family.

DeniseVB March 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

BO said you can’t spend the taxpayer’s money to go to Vegas !

Just saw this on Drudge, below Keith’s link:

AZ Granny March 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

The Obama’s are such hypocrites. It’s okay for them to travel on the taxpayer’s dime but not okay for corporations… Hope Michelle Antoinette didn’t hit the casinos and gamble away college savings for their girls…

From your link:
The feud began in 2009, when Obama admonished corporations using federal bailout money: “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.” A year later, Obama warned families against gambling away college tuition: “You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”

Star March 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

That’s right–I thought Americans weren’t SUPPOSED to go to Vegas.

Lizzy March 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

Now we know the Obama’s have little interest in American history so why the
trip to Mt Rushmore a fake interest or photo op? Just an excuse for another
secret trip now and why aren’t those girls in school? We will never know how
much money MO has spent on secret trips and vacations as now they even have gotten stories scrubbed from the foreign press scary days ahead.

snapboy March 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

These people feel more entitled than any other person in the country-

DeniseVB March 29, 2012 at 11:18 am

I heard that a CNN poll had BO ahead of all the GOP candidates by double digits. Unbelievable.

Can you imagine what the next 4 years will be like NOT having to answer to the voters ? With no fundraisers ? Hopping on their personal jet to much more glamourous destinations. I’m sure she’ll find fat kids in all the countries to lecture, then shop.

CKAinRedStateUSA March 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

RE: CNN poll: Given we seem to be inhabiting the fictional space George Orwell described in “1984,” we’ll be seeing lots more polls — from Obama’s propaganda wing called the mainstream news media — that contradict everything else, including what’s already been televised or published.

Julie Brueckheimer March 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

That poll is an outlier. Another poll shows Obama only 1 point more than Romney.

The Original March 30, 2012 at 1:42 am

Not long ago on one poll, both Romney and Santorum were beating Obama. CNN polls never are correct.

Jimbo March 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

How much did we borrow for this sightseeing adventure ?

Bill T March 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

She is pathetic. MOOchelle, is a pig.I can’t wait till this slag, takes her tribe, and heads back to Jerry Wright’s temple. Then I can be PROUD OF MY COUNTRY AGAIN!!!!!

movedtothefarm March 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

geeezzze – who do they think they are??? They never bothered to see Mt. R before Barry was elected. How many people cannot take their families to Mt. R because of the economy? they are not humble at all!!!

Phil Lanson March 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

Word is that while on Air Force 2, Moochelle wears her Obama 2012 hoodie…

rich March 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

Air Force 2 is NOT the call sign of FLOTUS’ plane. It’s Executive One Foxtrot. Air Force 2 is used when the VP is aboard.

JDB Esq March 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

They’re probably checking it out to see how to demolish the carvings of the real American presidents so they can replace it with one of Obama.

seenbetterdaze March 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

My first thought when I read this was that she is there to see where HIS FACE will go! You know they want the first half white President of the USA to be at Mt. Rushmore along with the others. WE tried to get Reagan’s but the Dems were not having any of that.

kenh March 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

had no idea she was here, busy living my life, sorry tourists were inconvenienced and that there was the extra fuel cost for a landing and takeoff at Ellsworth AFB. hope also that they did not disrupt any B1 training exercises.

other than that………..

Girly1 March 29, 2012 at 11:55 am

“Why did they make a stop in LasVegas before heading out to California? Because FirstGranny and her friends got a free trip to Vegas. There’s no other explanation that makes sense.”

You’re right, srdem….good catch. I recall reading about Granny’s gambling addiction – she has been known to sneak out of the WH to play the slots. The WH will never be the same again – even Granny has skeltons in her closet. If only the walls could talk!

joanne lara March 29, 2012 at 11:56 am


Star March 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

Will she get the green slime at Nick? That might be worth this.

JoeKidd March 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

My first response to hearing that the Worst, er, First Lady Michelle Obama “hopped in a ten car motorcade for the trip to Mount Rushmore” was imagining that Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln showed her this:

Kathy March 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm

That is sooooo funny! Loved it!

AussieGirl March 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Yep, I’m with Kathy LOL dude!

william lee March 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm

was the fudge diet is she bringing some for the Biggest Loser

glitchus March 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

It seems like these .000001 percenters are on a perpetual vacation…and on our dime to boot!

Mark March 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

So, what’s the big deal? Do people expect the President’s family to stay locked up in the white house the entire Presidency? Get real. I’m no fan of Barack, but they are still should be allowed freedom. You people complain about everything.

I actuality, the Presidents family going to these places properly increases tourism during this time, so it boosts the local economies, which probably easily offsets the minute cost of providing security.

glitchus March 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Well actually, due to the terrible economy, my family hasn’t gone on a vacation in years. We just stay at home in order to save money. I can actually count the number of times I’ve taken the family out to a movie on one hand, and out to eat on the other. Even in good times we watched are budgets and only took minor car vacations once a year. You think these folks in the White House would have some common sense and at least try to cut back in order to show some empathy and set an example for the people at large…but not so much.

Star March 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Not only that–they are supposed to pay for some of this out of their own pocket–and I have yet to see the bookkeeping. Have you?

CAR March 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

The problem is the hypocrisy: Lip service to the 99% and behaving as the 1% — on us, the taxpayers. Lectures about eating healthy — and snacking on fudge and ice cream. Complaints about how hard Barack is working at being president — and a public schedule that often begins at 10 a.m. (Check out today’s.) And I haven’t even addressed the greatest and most dangerous hypocrisy of all: Taking an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution — and shedding it to pieces!

redhog March 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Seriously Mark, are you that stupid….or just been locked in a cave the last 3 years ??

Rebekah March 30, 2012 at 6:42 am

You mean “locked up” with their 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, tennis court, putting green, jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, billiards, bowling alley, 24 hour private chefs, maid service, private limousines and luxury accommodations. Sounds like a pretty nice place to be “locked up,” if that’s how you want to put it.

Anne March 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Less then 9 months folks. Then hopefully she will be planting her garden in Chicago. Who really care what she does or where she goes. And on another note does she ever look in a full length mirror she has a lot of junk in her trunk.
Don’t tell us how to eat.

Dj March 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Michelle Antoinette makes me sick.

Her overt and unabashed abuse taxpayer resources is appaling.

The political class in the U.S. is out of control and they must be reigned in.

jb80538 March 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm

So we can’t eat sweet stuff but moooochelle can? Stay in Washington start packing your bags for your permanent vacation from the WH.

I think America is tired of you folks!

uncle tom March 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Did Michelle drive in or ride in a VOLT.

I sure hope they didn’t drive vehicles powered by Gasoline.

What a waste

Star March 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

LOL. A Volt Motorcade–how funny…starting stopping flaming…

MT for re-redistribution March 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Yep, I think we can get those white devils off that mountain and chisel the 4 obamas over them. Borrow the $ from china quick before they foreclose.

Dennis Wenger March 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Lucky for the guys at the nearby privately owned Crazy Horse Memorial that Michelle Antoinette didn’t stop there. It would have apparently been too much of a distraction to visit a memorial to any other minority.

BooBoo March 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

What interest do they have in those 4 “crackers”… what a waste of the Taxpayer’s dollars!

Susan Tyler March 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

They should enjoy all of their vacations while they can get them. They’ll be off the dole soon enough. And good riddance.

m1kael March 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Everyone talks about Bush’s vacations but he only went back to his ranch in Texas where he could work as well as if he’d stayed in DC…The current first family hasn’t seen a glamorous vacation spot they haven’t liked yet….and don’t seem to think that the austerity measures they preach to us “commoners” should even be considered as applying to them. The First Daughter going to Mexico with her entourage of Secret Services agents being paid on MY dime. Her and her Momma now going to Mt Rusmore and then Vegas, again on MY and Your dime….who cares if they disrupt the common folk “let them eat cake”….

Texas Blonde March 30, 2012 at 1:11 am

The day MO and entourage book an extended stay in glamorous Crawford, Texas (town of GW ranch, and southern WH during his years) is the day I believe the BO and Mo are really worried about the “optics” of the multiple, nearly-overlapping family vacation schedules. As long as campaign cash is coming in, perception is not even on their radar.
I dont think MO would say anywhere in the great state of Texas, and surely Crawford, TX would not qualify as a resort-destination. Comparing BO and family’s “leisure time” to GWB and wife LWB’s while in office is laughable.

Bo March 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I think it is pretty apparent that the Obama’s realize they will be moving out soon. May as well make the most of it. Certainly, this kind of blatant abuse of privilege wouldn’t happen if they thought they had a chance in November.

The Original March 30, 2012 at 1:48 am

I have thought that for a while. They have been thumbing their nose at the “little people” for the last couple of years. I think they know they are one-termers.

Jerry March 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I bet she was sizing up the mountain to see where she’s gonna put Barry’s face, maybe they’ll erase a face or two so his will be the biggest!

kimdi01 March 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Sure the “normal” tourists to the Mt. Rushmore site were inconvenienced. It was Queenie Michelle Antionette wasn’t it? Why shouldn’t people be inconvenienced by her? After all, those very same people and all the rest of us TAXPAYERS paid the way for this elitist to have her way. The first question should be, why are the kids not in school? Wasn’t there a TAXPAYER funded trip to Mexico for one while on Spring Break? Just how long does Spring Break last for those private DC schools for the priviledged few that are way too good to associate with those paying their way? And the trip to get fudge and ice cream, playing off as if it were a treat for the kids. It was really a way of showing just how little Queenie thinks of the average American. All the time she spends telling people how to eat and what to eat, and yet to support that overly extra large posterior she couldn’t be bothered with nutritional diets.” It’s not what I do it’s what I say because I am better than you. You are there to pay for me.” That’s Queenie speak.

sid headrick March 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Anothe little joy trip to spend the America peoples’ money for her satification!

When are the American people going to stop these free trips that the tax peoples pay for at the cost of millions of dollars?