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Michelle Obama’s Schedule || Week of April 22, 2012

by Keith Koffler on April 20, 2012, 5:21 pm

Here’s Michelle’s schedule for next week. Notice the official events which ensure that taxpayers will pick up many of the trips’ costs, even though each excursion has campaign stops. The Florida official event looks like a meet and greet at the airport.

Mrs. Obama thanks you for your contribution.

Based on an announcement from the White House:

 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Omaha, Nebraska 12:00 PM CT – Delivers the keynote address at Girls Inc. of Omaha’s 12th annual lunch in support of the work that the organization does to inspire girls and young women to be “Strong, Smart and Bold.”  . . . She will deliver remarks commending Girls Inc. for their work to support young women and girls. Inspired by the Let’s Move! initiative, Girls Inc.’s teenagers will present Mrs. Obama with a special video that highlights the many ways they stay active.

 Omaha, Nebraska 1:45 PM CT – Delivers remarks at a fundraiser

Des Moines, Iowa 5:00 PM CT – Meets with Obama campaign volunteers from the Des Moines area.

 
Thursday, April 26, 2012

The White House  11:00 AM ET – Meets with children of Executive Office employees at the White House’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and takes questions from the audience.

 
Friday, April 27, 2012

Naples, Florida  3:15 PM ET – Arrives at Naples Municipal Airport where she will be greeted by students from Avalon Elementary School.  Students at Avalon recently won first place in a University of Florida School Garden Competition, and their Global Garden introduces students to new foods and new ways to prepare the food that is grown.  In maintaining their garden, the students work with the Naples Botanical Garden, a member of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens initiative. Mrs. Obama will also be greeted by students from Mike Davis Elementary School, which recently started a running club called “Kids on the Go” for its third to fifth grade students.  Both schools participate in the Florida Farm to School program to provide their students with seasonal, fresh produce from local farmers.

Naples, Florida  4:00 PM ET – Meets with campaign volunteers.

Naples, Florida  5:15 PM ET – Delivers remarks at a fundraiser.

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Jack April 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Are the taxpayer paying for her trip, I mean the same taxpayers that the WH says that are not paying for obummer’s reelection campaign?

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Jack April 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

This couple expenditure compared to the GSA Las Vegas deal is just like pocket change.

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Lindy April 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Of course we are paying. Mooshelle will be the schtrong woman in Omaha and elsewhere.

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Keith Koffler April 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Yes, those same taxpayers.

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MarjoJimbo April 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm

So the first lady has “official” duties for which we taxpayers pay expenses?

Isn’t her duty to be the wife of the president who receives a salary?

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Naplesugar1 April 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Long time reader, first time posting..

As a full time resident of Naples Fla, I must remember to leave Paradise next Friday to avoid yet another embarassment by FLOTUS!

OMG2012
ABO2012

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BonitaBuny April 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm

From another long time reader and first post:

Naplesugar1 — did you notice that the Naples Daily News Disabled Comments on the article “Michelle Obama to visit downtown Naples next week for fundraiser”? Their email with headlines showed 9 comments but when I went to the article, comments were disabled! Comments were allowed for Mitt Romney’s visit. I suppose they thought that if no one could say anything nice, no one would be able to say anything at all.

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Keith Koffler April 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Good catch BonitaBuny. Just sent over a message to the editor to asking why they did that. There were 38 comments at last count. We’ll see what he says.

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Lizzy April 21, 2012 at 3:01 am

Daily Mail UK has started doing that ‘we are no longer accepting
comments at this time’ seems the long reach of the transparent
Obama admn is very long.

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Mrs Compton April 21, 2012 at 11:12 am

They do that a lot on regular articles as well then open them up later for comments. But it’s quite possible oblowme has threatened em! Like he’s going to send another Churchill bust back? :)

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Lizzy April 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Wouldn’t that be nice:)

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BonitaBuny April 21, 2012 at 5:51 am

Thanks Keith. That should be interesting.

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Anonna April 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/apr/17/michelle-obama-to-visit-downtown-naples-next-for/#comments

I visited this link on Saturday morning, Apr 21, and comments were disabled.

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DeniseVB April 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

They didn’t disable the links for the same story on Romney’s visit ? hmmm, hmmmm, hmmmm ;)

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/apr/13/mitt-romney-coming-naples-private-fundraiser/

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sablegsd April 21, 2012 at 2:04 am

I don’t remember hiring the beard.
I didn’t even hire her beardee.

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Anonna April 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

This makes me sick.

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sportinlife10 April 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

…one captive audience right after another.
Someone ought to make a documentary of Jay Carney excusing all these campaign trips.
Thank God for the Internet and for hard-working folks like Keith. Think of what we’d be stuck with otherwise.
Incidentally, grats, Keith.

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Keith Koffler April 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Thanks, sportinlife.

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Tim Benner April 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Sorry. I have to make a correction to the schedule. ‘Des Moines, Iowa 5:00 PM CT – Meets with WHITE Obama campaign volunteers from the Des Moines area.’

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Keith Koffler April 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

They’re working on that.

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Girly1 April 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Notice that ALL of her (and his) captive audiences are either school kids or military familes. What a pair of con artists! There should be a law banning politicians from school yards. And, since the Obamas are the first political child predators I can ever remember, there should be a law banning them from using our kids as political props. How can you not think of the Hitler Youths???

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Keith Koffler April 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I would support a law banning politicians from schools. And many other public places.

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Wigglesworth April 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm

That would mean a lot of teachers wouldn’t be allowed back in the classroom. he he

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Guillermo Grande April 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Keith, while I agree with the sentiment, an educated mind can argue both sides of the story. What we have is a failure to educate! Let them come and teach, but teach both sides. Since rational minds typically don’t like the idea of redistribution of wealth (which is not the same as charity) the left can not create room for conservative personal-responsibility values.

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DeniseVB April 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

I can hear her talk to those kids now ….

“Now go home and tell your mommy and daddy how wonderful my husband is and why they have jobs and you have toys at Christmas and you don’t live in your car. Those mean Republicans want to take that all away from you and if mommy and daddy get sick, the mean Republicans want them to DIE”

I know the DNC talking points by heart :D

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SnarkEsq. April 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I’ve been watching MO’s schedule for over two years now, ever since the “Let’s Move!” farce began. That was early 2010 and during that summer and fall, MO did some fundraising and campaigning for the midterms, and always managed to piggyback an “official” Let’s Move event onto it so we, the taxpayers, could pick up most of the bill for the traveling. Last year, they had her start up “Joining Forces” and for the past year, MO has consistently worked in an “official event” for that or Let’s Move every single time she travels to fund raise or campaign. I hate to say it, but it’s almost brilliant as there’s no state she could travel to for campaigning without being able to come up with some “official” event for Let’s Move or Joining Forces.

I cannot recall any other First Lady ever traveling so much for her pet cause(s) like this, let alone using it as an excuse for “official travel” as a cover for fundraisers and campaigning. I’ve been ranting about it continually as it frustrates me to see very few people calling her out on this, or even paying attention. BHO does the same thing, every single week scheduling some remarks somewhere (on the economy, jobs, etc.) merely on his way to campaign fundraisers. Unfortunately, these two will doing this constantly for the next 28 and a half weeks, and they will get away with it. November can’t come soon enough!

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Keith Koffler April 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm

You are right on the money, SnarkEsq.

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Lindy April 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Keith, I hope you continue to publish her schedule. It’s really an outrageous use of our tax dollars. SHE wasn’t elected to anything.

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Knothead April 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm

It’s all about the kids. They can’t vote but, they can sure guilt trip their Parents into making irrational decisions at the polls. Used to be called Brainwashing I think.

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Keith Koffler April 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Maybe they really are trying to get to the parents through the kids. I had thought of it in terms of guaranteeing a friendly audience and maybe getting some voters who will soon be 18.

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Michelle, no not THAT ONE April 21, 2012 at 12:03 am

Speaking of kids, what about hers? Remember when she said her job was to be the mom in chief or something? These two posers seem to be away from their own offspring an awful lot. In addition to the poised, charming, likable, fashionable, hard-working phoney facade the media tries to hoist on the public, the “wonderful parents” one really makes me laugh. Those two daughters look miserable in just about every situation and the hand holding is creepy as well. Granny must be earning her keep at the White House supervising them all the time.

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Mr. T. April 21, 2012 at 1:26 am

I agree, Michelle…those kids never look happy. They’re merely props for the “wonderful parents”…ice cream visits, going to church, vacation photos, whatever.

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Mike C April 21, 2012 at 5:57 am

Mother Moo-Moo, who we pay as staff, is the chief babysitter and is raising those girls to be the spittin’ image of their mama.
Ever hear of any other mother-in-law on staff and living in the White House?
The only books I’m reading after this nightmare administration may be the tell-alls from staff.

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Anonna April 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

Grandma MoochMORE gets PAID to take care of her grand-daughters? I never heard this before and if it’s true, I’m livid. Please share where you learned this! Thanks.

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Mike C April 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

When they went to Hawaii, I saw a list of people she brought with her, maybe even on this site, not sure. But along with hairdresser, makeupartist, assistants and the like, the had listed Grams and the kidss as staff. I guess I just assumed staff gets paid.

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sablegsd April 21, 2012 at 2:01 am

Omaha, Nebraska 1:45 PM CT – Delivers remarks at a fundraiser
Des Moines, Iowa 5:00 PM CT

If I could afford the gas, I would drive to either Omaha or Des Moines and heckle the crap out of her stupid, racist fugly ass.
Makes me sick to know she is even in my area of bitter, clinger flyover country.
Keep flying, bitch.

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DeniseVB April 21, 2012 at 10:05 am

Believe me, if you’re not one of the “chosen few” to attend her event, you won’t get within a mile of her.

I was in NYC when the Obama’s went to dinner and the theater (date night!) and the entire block (including my hotel) was in lockdown, plus the main routes to the restaurant (downtown) to the theater (midtown) to the airport. The loss of business revenue for a that must have been in the millions for their 4-5 hours of fun. I knew then what a selfish and arrogant couple they must be, and they haven’t disappointed me since … it’s always been about them.

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Lizzy April 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

That’s why Mr & Mrs No Silver Spoon are so desperate to get 4 more years of free everything that and turning America into a Eurotopia.
Funny when he says all the BS about the 1% bad rich people and how
he and the little wom had to struggle. They live the life of these people
they party with them and take all their money. Struggle? As some have
ask well we had JFK FDR Kerry they weren’t poor and they got their
money given to them. So I guess his base must be bit stupid to hear
him rail about th rich when that’s what the Obama’s are disparate to be.

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Lizzy April 21, 2012 at 3:04 am

I find her attempts at swaying youth to her husband a bit creepy. It would be a very cold day before my child would be subjected to a presidential speech a
trapped audience for sure. Can the school make them attend?

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Sara B April 21, 2012 at 8:49 am

I am wondering how long the Obamas can keep their campaign appearances limited to colleges, elementary schools and other closed venues. I’m sure they are afraid of the spectacle of unhappy Americans who are footing their travel bills when they can barely pay their gas bills. Also, is anyone else tired of hearing about these two appearing on late night and reality shows? What a horrible example to set for our kids in the first place!

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sportinlife10 April 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

Think about it: on late-night and reality shows, there’s a guaranteed (congregation) audience. I suspect that when the WH calls up and says, “Hey, we can get you the o a/o MOOch”, no one says “Um, no.”
It’s lovely to think they are self-destructing.

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Girly1 April 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

The school yard stalker strikes again! This time it’s the Jimmy Fallon show – talking about student loans from (drum roll please) the University of No. Carolina Chapel Hill – a key battleground state!

In hindsight, we should have changed the voting age to 25 when Obama arrived on the scene. Is it too late???

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-appear-jimmy-fallon-show-next-week-135426343.html

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Susan April 21, 2012 at 11:04 am

The Obama regime took over student loans when they rammed through Obamacare. Devious crooks that they are, they cut the student loan interest rate in half and planted a ticking time bomb to go off on July 1, 2012, when the rates jump from 3.4% to 6.8%. Undoubtedly Obama and the Democrats will be campaigning on this issue over the next few months. They will be blaming the evil Republicans for wanting to take away your education and send mommy and daddy to the poorhouse trying to pay your student loans. These people are downright evil…

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DeniseVB April 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I believe the late night shows require photo i.d.’s too. This is to prove age (none under 18) and selling *free* tickets. Isn’t that racist ? ;)

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DeniseVB April 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

So the DOJ’s referring reporters’ questions about Fast and Furious to Media Matters ?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/04/20/vast-left-wing-conspiracy-doj-refers-reporter-to-media-matters

Maybe someone will ask Carney about this on Monday :D

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Guillermo Grande April 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

What? No all you can eat Waffles fundraiser? (sorry)

The manipulation of the comments submission is chilling. What do they fear? The truth is clarity for everyone and thus lies are told to a few people at a time. If you listen to the Obama administration they seem to address a few people at a time with half of a conversation. Now they actively suppress the other half of the conversation?

P.S. Just finished a drive through Ohio and can tell it is a swing state. They are sparing no expense on rebuilding the roads which will surely be a big play in November.

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Mrs Compton April 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

OMG, I hadn’t thought of the roads!! We’re getting it here in Florida as well!!

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Girly1 April 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Here ya go, MOOshelle! Enjoy!

CLASS VS. CRASS

http://hillbuzz.org/class-vs-crass

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AZ Granny April 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Girly1, thanks for that link. The comparisons between First Ladies are amazing. I’m steamed that Mooch had 60 historic Christmas ornaments redecorated by her liberal friends/organizations. The ornaments were historic and belonged to the people, not hers to do with as she chose.

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Anonna April 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

First – please forgive typos and misspellings – I am posting after surgery.

The Obamas are true community organizers, I realize now, because they have no alliegance to anything that is in place when they arrive. They look at the status quo and ask, “How can we manipulate, ignore, or take advantage of this to further our goals?” So, the White House is just a place to live and in which to film “specials” that promote The Ones as jes folk. The lack of controls on a FLOTUS’ spending is not a call for respect and restraint, but an opportunity for large staffs, vast travel, and indulgences. And so on.

They do not love the nation. They think that they are better than our history and traditions — unfortunately many well heeled, influential liberals of all races and backgrounds agree. Their goal is to put in place an improved replacement for the United States – improved according to these inexperienced, pampered, academically pillowed childish opportunists’ notions.

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Stephen C. April 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Get well soon. Miss your insightful comments here.

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Anonna April 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Thank you, Steven. I”m improving day by day.

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Suzanne April 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

This makes me sick….should be illegal…

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Gale Schafer April 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

MO says — think I will get out of the DC area and fly to Nebraska and Iowa. Besides making a speech, I will do some fund raising, too. Then by the end of the week, a trip to Florida sounds good. Need to spend more tax dollars. Maybe no one will notice!!!!!

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Adriana April 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

Omg, that’s sooo cool that Michelle Obama (the first lady) came to Omaha, Ne and Des Moise, Iowa! and so did the president to Iowa! Omg that awesome who would know that The President and the first lady would come to places soo small. I mean i would get that they would go to places like Florida and California because theyre attractions all over the world but Omaha , Nebraska and Iowa aren’t places people would really want to go to. but yeah thats really cool. :)

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Cedric Sanders April 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Will President Obama be traveling to Minneapolis,MN ?

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