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Spanish police close public beach for Michelle Obama's 250,000 Spanish holiday
daily mail UK ^ | Aug 6, 2010 | mail foreign servuce

Posted on 08/06/2010 12:36:58 PM PDT by opentalk

Michelle Obama today faced a fresh wave of attacks over her lavish break in Spain with 40 friends, which could easily cost U.S. taxpayers a staggering £50,000 a day. The First Lady has been lambasted for her extravagance at a time when the economy is still struggling. One blogger went so far as to brand her a modern-day Marie Antoinette. And her critics will be further annoyed when they learn that the president's wife had a Spanish beach closed off today so that she, her daughter and their entourage could go for a swim.

Spanish police cleared off a stretch of beach at the Villa Padierna Hotel in Marbella after the Obamas had finished a busy day of sightseeing.

Police used palm trees and police tape to mark off the boundaries of a 100-yard expanse for the American delegation. On either side, onlookers gawked - and police occasionally stopped and searched sun lovers if they strayed too close to the private party. It is unclear whether the police presence was paid for by Spain - or whether a nasty invoice could be landing in the lap of the American taxpayer.

The exact cost of the trip is unclear as Mrs Obama, 46, and her friends are footing personal expenses themselves - which is just as well. For a start, they will be paying for the 60 rooms booked at the 129-room Hotel Villa Padierna. With basic rooms starting around £380 each, the nightly bill will be no less than £22,800.

...Back in the U.S., anger was mounting - especially as it has emerged the First Lady will have enjoyed eight holidays by the end of the summer.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; abuseoftaxmoney; elitist; fakerolayty; flaunting; fraud; inyourface; lackofclass; littlepeoplepay; michelleobama; queenobama; spain; stealing; taxmoney; unelected; vacations
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1 posted on 08/06/2010 12:36:59 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

No Japanese whaling boats around?


2 posted on 08/06/2010 12:38:15 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: opentalk

3 posted on 08/06/2010 12:41:08 PM PDT by Errant
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To: opentalk

£50,000 a day ? that’s bargain....


4 posted on 08/06/2010 12:41:53 PM PDT by traumer
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To: opentalk

Ya know that’s got to make her big shelf ass loved in spain.


5 posted on 08/06/2010 12:42:10 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: opentalk
Look, the Great Depression generation had upbeat Hollywood musicals to help them through hard times. For the cost of fifteen cents -- or maybe as much as a quarter! expensive but -- they could escape for an hour or so.

The Obamas are America's Hollywood musical escapes (almost daily) -- and it's free!

The Obamas yielding to a higher purpose go on these long, arduous journeys to lift the spirits of the American people to help them through the ravages of eight years of Bush.

This is a hugh and series sacrifice that they make -- and all for the American people. Besides everyone knows that the cracker presidents did it . . . .

6 posted on 08/06/2010 12:43:11 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Errant

7 posted on 08/06/2010 12:45:45 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Errant

LOL


8 posted on 08/06/2010 12:45:52 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Back when Nancy Reagan bought some new china for the White House. the left flipped out.

The only thing the taxpayers will get here is contrails and wookie poop. Crickets from the left.


9 posted on 08/06/2010 12:46:08 PM PDT by Stalwart
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To: traumer
OMG how embarrassing for the USA.
10 posted on 08/06/2010 12:46:41 PM PDT by angcat (Robinson Cano don't ya know!)
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To: Joe Boucher
Ya know that’s got to make her big shelf ass loved in Spain.

On the plus side, maybe we won't see any photos of same.

11 posted on 08/06/2010 12:47:56 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: Errant

LOL.


12 posted on 08/06/2010 12:49:35 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: traumer

Nice belt....


13 posted on 08/06/2010 12:50:41 PM PDT by traumer
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To: opentalk

She is vacationing in Granada, which was the last Muslim stronghold to fall to the Reconquista.

Coincidence, I think not!


14 posted on 08/06/2010 12:51:45 PM PDT by bagman
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To: traumer
Rush indicated she needs to go out of the country to vacation because if she did this in the US, there would be more pictures, exposure and outrage over her abuse of her position and tax payers money.
15 posted on 08/06/2010 12:52:35 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: traumer

I work with someone who wears that same ridiculous belt...although she’s not beasty looking I’m tempted to ask her if thats the “First Lady” look.....


16 posted on 08/06/2010 12:53:00 PM PDT by geege
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To: opentalk

I cannot begin to express my frustration and disdain for the Obamas . . . . first, because JimRob would have to ban me and my family for eternity and second because I am so disgusted by these self-centered, trailer trash elists that I can’t put any coherent thoughts together!!!

At least, not any that can be posted here.


17 posted on 08/06/2010 12:53:45 PM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: gundog
On the plus side,...
Oh, no you di'int!
18 posted on 08/06/2010 12:53:49 PM PDT by Churchjack
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To: Churchjack
:)
19 posted on 08/06/2010 12:55:43 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: opentalk

“For the first time in my life I love my country”


20 posted on 08/06/2010 12:59:34 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: opentalk

She’s got to get in as much “playtime” as she can before 2012 cause she knows it will all be over for them as a one-term presidency.


21 posted on 08/06/2010 1:03:20 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: gundog

Come on gundog,
They came up with those photos of bill and hill dancing on some beach showing off her celulite thighs, they can and will have photos of ole shelf ass.


22 posted on 08/06/2010 1:04:37 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: geege
You mean the “First Lady” look.... :o)
23 posted on 08/06/2010 1:05:38 PM PDT by traumer
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To: geege
You mean the “First Lady” look.... :o)
24 posted on 08/06/2010 1:05:49 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Errant

25 posted on 08/06/2010 1:08:06 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: acoulterfan

She must think we owe her somehow (redistribute the wealth) and needs to exploit the situation for social justice.


26 posted on 08/06/2010 1:10:24 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Dallas59
LOL, perfecto!
27 posted on 08/06/2010 1:11:31 PM PDT by Errant
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To: opentalk

28 posted on 08/06/2010 1:12:37 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: opentalk

VIVA
DIVA


29 posted on 08/06/2010 1:13:57 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: opentalk
Michelle looks like I'd expect her to at the beach, but at least that Spanish police lady looks kind of cute...


30 posted on 08/06/2010 1:14:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: paulycy

31 posted on 08/06/2010 1:14:49 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Joe Boucher

Now, we all know that was a planted story, to detract from the Monica thing. But, yeah....if she shows some skin, somebody will have a telephoto, and sure as shootin’, some tasteless Freeper will plaster it all over this site.


32 posted on 08/06/2010 1:15:03 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: DustyMoment

I know how you feel.


33 posted on 08/06/2010 1:17:32 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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To: traumer

Oooh, my eyes! My poor eyes! That’s one butt ugly woman.


34 posted on 08/06/2010 1:18:40 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Errant

:)


35 posted on 08/06/2010 1:24:15 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Dallas59

Oh my Gosh-Hehehehehe


36 posted on 08/06/2010 1:29:10 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: opentalk
"White House press secretary Robin Gibbs was asked at a briefing if there were any concerns about how the visit was being viewed by the public."

Best part of the article...the Brits turned Gibbs into a woman!

37 posted on 08/06/2010 1:40:03 PM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: traumer

Heading for Ice Cream again. Psssst. Michelle! Your youngest is getting chubby. Knock off the ice cream.


38 posted on 08/06/2010 1:40:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Dallas59

ROFLOL...they ARE the same shape


40 posted on 08/06/2010 1:43:24 PM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: Dallas59

LOL!


41 posted on 08/06/2010 1:44:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Errant
The real thing......


42 posted on 08/06/2010 1:50:25 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: bert
OMG
43 posted on 08/06/2010 1:52:15 PM PDT by Errant
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To: bert
Where is Sasha on this Mother-Daughter "private" vacation?


44 posted on 08/06/2010 1:57:26 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama on The View: "When those folks came over on 9-11". Folks??? WTH?)
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To: Errant; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus

I don’t think Godzilla be party with Michelle even ancient Japanese monster has tastes

Now Jet Jaguar OH YEAH


45 posted on 08/06/2010 1:59:31 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Dallas59

OMG...LOL...the shape isn’t all that different...

But the belt could be a littler higher up for the same reason the big MO needs it - to make it look as though she has boobs.


46 posted on 08/06/2010 2:04:12 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: opentalk

And to think we fought a Revolution in this country to do away with monarchy. Must be time to do it again.


47 posted on 08/06/2010 2:11:50 PM PDT by pgkdan (When the same man...holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty: George Mason)
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To: gundog

“Planted”?
Damn, and I thought it was cause bill and hill are in love!

Yeah, RIGHT. :-)


48 posted on 08/06/2010 2:49:27 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: opentalk

Other than the Secret Service, why are the taxpayers paying for any of this vacation?

When is enough...enough? I am sick of this blob and her husband and I resent their presence in this universe.

What can we do about this? We aren’t going to survive two more years of this trash administration.


49 posted on 08/06/2010 2:51:27 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Obama: "President Tarball" (chris37))
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To: opentalk
If she's going on vacation she should foot the bill for her guests...if that's what they are. Security I can understand for her...but not for her guests...She could have stayed at the Holiday Inn express in Madrid....



Why didn't the King put her and her friends up for the stay??
50 posted on 08/06/2010 3:47:41 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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