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400 Hotel Rooms Booked by White House for Obama Visit to Montana (Marxist Pig Alert)
Thursday, August 20, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/20/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT by kristinn

The White House booked 400 (FOUR HUNDRED) hotel rooms at the Big Sky Resort for Barack Obama's overnight visit last week for a town hall meeting in nearby Bozeman, Montana. Two floors were completely taken over, including the penthouse suites.

While the national news media is ignoring the story, local media let the news slip in their gushing stories of how thrilling it was to have Obama in their midst.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported on Tuesday on Obama's visit, quoting Big Sky Resort spokesman Dax Schieffer:

The First Family stayed in one of the eight penthouses on the tenth floor of Big Sky Resort’s Summit Hotel on Friday night, said resort spokesman Dax Schieffer. The entire tenth and ninth floor were reserved for the Obamas and family as well as White House and Secret Service staff.

“All in all we had about 400 people as part of the group,” Schieffer said.

NewWest.net spoke with Big Sky Resort general manager Taylor Middleton for an article published Sunday:

“We ultimately had 400 rooms reserved,” said Middleton, noting that there were various entities within the Presidential entourage - security, press, admin staff, culinary staff - and their arrangements were “somewhat coordinated and somewhat uncoordinated.”


President Obama with Barb Starz, Dax Schieffer and Brian Stumpf of Big Sky Resort. Photo courtesy of Big Sky Resort

From Montana, Obama and his entourage went on to Boulder, Colorado on Saturday for another town hall and then flew to Phoenix, Arizona Saturday night for a speech to the VFW convention on Monday. Obama and entourage stayed at The Phoenician which describes itself as "Your Premier Luxury Destination". There are no apparent media reports on how many rooms the White House took at the Phoenician, but it would seem that 400 rooms would be consistent with the trip.

Obama and his family took time for various sightseeing and recreational activities on their Western tour.

Obama is scheduled to vacation next week at the 28.5 acre Blue Heron Farm in Martha's Vineyard.

The Vineyard Gazette reports weekly rentals for comparable properties run from $35,000 to $50,000.

There is no word yet on how many rooms will be rented by the White House for staff staying on Martha's Vineyard with Obama.


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It's good to be the king!
1 posted on 08/20/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

How many towels were stolen?


2 posted on 08/20/2009 11:55:57 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: kristinn

Must take a lot jets to get that many people there. Geez, I can only imagine the carbon footprint.


3 posted on 08/20/2009 11:56:05 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: kristinn
” Two floors were completely taken over, including the penthouse suites.”

Hope and change have arrived.

Their hope, paid for by my change.

4 posted on 08/20/2009 11:56:35 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: kristinn

Or a member of his household! The standard is that that the royal household be able to enjoy all the luxuries available to his richest subject.


5 posted on 08/20/2009 11:57:44 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE HOMO!)
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To: kristinn
President Obama with Barb Starz, Dax Schieffer and Brian Stumpf

Are those their real names, or their Porn Names?

6 posted on 08/20/2009 11:57:53 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: kristinn

I just want to know if we the people are paying for all of this travel and lodging?
If the taxpayer isn’t footing the bill, who is?


7 posted on 08/20/2009 11:58:00 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: kristinn

This sounds like an episode from “The Jeffersons”.


8 posted on 08/20/2009 11:59:00 AM PDT by donhunt (I am donhunt and I approve this message.)
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To: kristinn

Well our first affirmative action travels with a posse, it’s a “cultural” thang which we whiteys wouldn’t understand.


9 posted on 08/20/2009 11:59:22 AM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Mojave

He does have a lot of Clinton retreads in his administration. I would imagine ‘count the silverware’ is SOP for Obama administration visits.


10 posted on 08/20/2009 11:59:23 AM PDT by kristinn (Latest FR Convention info: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2318085/posts)
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To: kristinn

Hey.....mother inlaws and aunts need a place to stay too you know. What the hell, penthouse and lobster is only tax payer money..........that we don’t have.


11 posted on 08/20/2009 11:59:31 AM PDT by RC2
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To: kristinn
It's Good To Be The King!
It's Good To Be The King

12 posted on 08/20/2009 11:59:52 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: kristinn

So every person got their own room?


13 posted on 08/20/2009 12:00:09 PM PDT by JenB987
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To: r9etb

LOL You can go so many ways with your post. A tresure trove of jokes.


14 posted on 08/20/2009 12:00:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn

Nothing is too good for the Holy American Emperor CaligBama, Partner to God himself!


15 posted on 08/20/2009 12:00:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: kristinn

Lots of swooning Obamaniacs in Boz Angeles.


16 posted on 08/20/2009 12:01:35 PM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: r9etb

LMAO!!!!


17 posted on 08/20/2009 12:01:52 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('Always love your country — but never trust your government!' ~ Robert Novak (RIP))
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To: unixfox

Yeah. To add insult to taxpayer injury, I’m sure the Government dutifully bought carbon offsets from Al Gore.


18 posted on 08/20/2009 12:02:41 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Can you imagine if this would have happened during the Bush Administration?

The MSM would be screaming.

19 posted on 08/20/2009 12:02:49 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: kristinn

and the family were taken on our dime again.

How many times has this family used our money to go swanning around the world?

and where is the media asking what on earth does this first lady do?

I mean clinton did about women
Laura did about reading and education
what on earth does this freeloader do?

what are her charities and what does she do for them?

I swear the media have pissed me off so much over this administration and this election.
They do not even try to hide their bias anymore and some are even open in saying they have to help the man get relected


20 posted on 08/20/2009 12:02:54 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. end racism end affirmative action)
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To: kristinn
Any comparative numbers for a Bush trip?
21 posted on 08/20/2009 12:03:15 PM PDT by what's up
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To: kristinn

“400 Hotel Rooms Booked by White House for Obama Visit to Montana (Marxist Pig Alert)”

“Animal Farm”


22 posted on 08/20/2009 12:03:43 PM PDT by RoadTest (The Truth shall make you free)
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To: kristinn

He’s a one man economic recovery machine


23 posted on 08/20/2009 12:04:28 PM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin's mob minion - Mob Name: Hatman the Hitman)
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To: kristinn
Spent a week there one night.

When I was a musician on the road we were flown into Big Sky to perform for the owners and mucky mucks. Huge storm came in and we couldn't play due to a major power outage. The people there were totally drunk and very pissed that they didn't have any music. We couldn't get any food, water, etc., and about midnight a sweet young man who worked there secretly whisked us out of there, through the blizzard, to the Bozeman airport. He said the drunks were being very threatening towards us. We officially renamed the place “Pig Sty, Montana”.

Heh.

24 posted on 08/20/2009 12:04:41 PM PDT by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: GeronL

MARXIST PIGS - LIFE IMITATES ART
But Obama smokes cigarettes, not cigars...
25 posted on 08/20/2009 12:04:59 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Nachum

background ping


26 posted on 08/20/2009 12:05:23 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: kristinn

Do any of the White House personnel double up in a room? Or do they all get private rooms/suites? Any relative size of entourage w/GWB?


27 posted on 08/20/2009 12:05:25 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: antceecee

we’re paying for all these vacations for this family.

ask yourself this.
What has the first lady actually done besides going to Europe, Africa and going on vacations with our money.

infact they even take a cousin who cannot even find clothes which fit and a mother in law who lives in the white house who is freeloading

course I expect the state run media to ask questions about this


28 posted on 08/20/2009 12:05:27 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. end racism end affirmative action)
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To: kristinn

United States of Zimbabwe. These dictators are all alike....the dictators live like kings while the people struggle and starve.

I just learned today about a family 2 doors down from my sister in Seattle - very nice house, can’t sell it, father had a successful business but now hasn’t had any business for 6 months. They are selling their belongings and will have to walk away from a house they must have paid about 750k for.


29 posted on 08/20/2009 12:05:38 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: angkor
Boz Angeles.

...meaning Bozeman's ethos parallels that of the City of Angels?

30 posted on 08/20/2009 12:05:40 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: kristinn
George W. Bush retreated to his father's waterfront home in Maine (which was actually from Barbara's family I think) and caught grief for it or he took off for a really low-key ranch of his own in the prairie/scrubland of Texas . . . and caught grief for it.

Obama spends millions of taxpayer dollars for prolonged visits to the most elite resorts and the media has no comment on it. None.

32 posted on 08/20/2009 12:07:12 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: kristinn

How many of these same 400 Obamanites were then packed in to stack the Townhall?


33 posted on 08/20/2009 12:07:46 PM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: Northern Yankee

They did. I can’t remember offhand but didn’t Bush take an overseas trip to Japan or something like that and the press/DNC screamed holy hell for a week about the amount of people who went with him?

I’ll have to dig around for an old article.


34 posted on 08/20/2009 12:07:58 PM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin's mob minion - Mob Name: Hatman the Hitman)
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To: kristinn

They needed rooms for all the townhall “attendees”.


35 posted on 08/20/2009 12:08:10 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Oratam

Chances are he takes members of the media along for the ride.


36 posted on 08/20/2009 12:08:21 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: kristinn

I want them to issue a report on the “carbon footprint” of this entourage. The flatulence alone must be astronomical!


37 posted on 08/20/2009 12:08:24 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: manc

this first lady provides us with occasional humor about her appearance and wardrobe ... that’s all I can think of.


38 posted on 08/20/2009 12:10:05 PM PDT by altura (http://auntmarysdailymusings.blogspot.com/)
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To: kristinn

apparently they took enough people to populate the meeting hall.


39 posted on 08/20/2009 12:10:43 PM PDT by altura (http://auntmarysdailymusings.blogspot.com/)
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To: kristinn

packing the house against public opinion. We can’t have the president going around the country facing people who oppose his policies.


40 posted on 08/20/2009 12:11:20 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: kristinn

But I thought that all the attendees at the meeting were from Montana? I can’t imagine that Obama would have people planted in the audience.


41 posted on 08/20/2009 12:11:46 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: unixfox
Geez, I can only imagine the carbon footprint.


42 posted on 08/20/2009 12:13:53 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Aria

And they’re always the very ones telling the rest of us what we must sacrifice for the “common good”.


43 posted on 08/20/2009 12:14:17 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: kristinn

I’d like to see her in a Burquini!


44 posted on 08/20/2009 12:14:20 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: kristinn

Room rates here>>>
http://www.bigskyresort.com/Lodging/Lodging-Locations/Summit_at_Big_Sky.asp

Ouch! It ain’t Motel 6!!!


45 posted on 08/20/2009 12:14:49 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a Daffy Duck)
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To: kristinn

Who would have thought that change can buy so much?


46 posted on 08/20/2009 12:14:53 PM PDT by nomoremods
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To: unixfox
Air Force One also has quarters for those who accompany the President, including senior advisors, Secret Service officers, traveling press, and other guests. Several cargo planes typically fly ahead of Air Force One to provide the President with services needed in remote locations. ...WhiteHouse.org

This does not account for press planes, local security, and per diems for all them gum't employees. Zero doesn't care. His minions print money!

47 posted on 08/20/2009 12:15:45 PM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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To: kristinn

This is great reporting. Can you give us a comparison with Clinton and George W. Bush? I’m guessing Obama rents 10 times as many rooms, but the comparison would be useful.

Great job.


48 posted on 08/20/2009 12:15:45 PM PDT by Piranha (it must be comfortable over there on the wrong side of history since Obama has settled in so easily.)
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To: kristinn
President Obama with Barb Starz, Dax Schieffer

Barb Starz? Dax Schieffer? WTF is this, a comic book?

49 posted on 08/20/2009 12:16:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: kristinn; Revolting cat!

There are 400 hotel rooms in Montana? Who knew?


50 posted on 08/20/2009 12:20:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barry Falsewitness is proud of his "healthy skepticism" of organized religion. He's a deceiver.)
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