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President and First Lady Travel 4,000 Miles to Lobby for Olympics - in Separate Planes
CNS NEWS.com ^ | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | by Penny Starr

Posted on 09/30/2009 3:02:00 AM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are both traveling to Copenhagen this week to promote Chicago's bid to host to the 2016 Olympic Games--and they will be making the 3,979-mile trip on separate airplanes."

SNIPPET: "As reported earlier by CNSNews.com, a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report cited two cost estimates for an hour of air travel by the president, vice president and first lady. One estimate comes from the White House Military Office, the other from the U.S. Air Force.

Using the CRS cost estimates and the inflation adjuster from the Bureau of Labor Statisitcs, the cost for the one-way 7.5-hour trip from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen on the first lady's plane would range from $29,532 (White House Military Office) to $107,717 (U.S. Air Force).

The cost for the president to fly Air Force One on the one-way 7.5-hour trip from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen ranges from $343,448 (White House Military Office) to $567,089 (U.S. Air Force)."

SNIPPET: "According to the White House, the President will return to the United States on Friday afternoon. But it was unclear from the White House advisory when the First Lady would return."

SNIPPET: "Also joining the president and first lady on the two planes are Chicagoans Oprah Winfrey, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
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1 posted on 09/30/2009 3:02:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

change


2 posted on 09/30/2009 3:04:49 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cindy
"According to the White House, the President will return to the United States on Friday afternoon. But it was unclear from the White House advisory when the First Lady would return."

After she's finished shopping, of course!

3 posted on 09/30/2009 3:05:48 AM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: Cindy

is this like June and Ward Clever sleeping in separate beds or something?


4 posted on 09/30/2009 3:07:29 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Cindy

One for the president and the first lady .. And the other for the first lady’s a$$


5 posted on 09/30/2009 3:08:46 AM PDT by sten
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
is this like June and Ward Clever sleeping in separate beds or something?

That's because Ward was always so hard on the Beaver.

6 posted on 09/30/2009 3:08:56 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: Cindy

He was raised in the Muslim faith, that’s normal to have women trail behind. She just won’t wear the Burke, it doesn’t do her fashion sense justice...


7 posted on 09/30/2009 3:09:27 AM PDT by Son House (President Ă˜bama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Cindy
"Let them eat cake."
8 posted on 09/30/2009 3:09:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Cindy

Check out my home page and you will see all the other things that have to go when a president travels.


9 posted on 09/30/2009 3:12:38 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Cindy

They don’t believe in global warming either. They just want us to sacrifice for their entertainment, so they pretend with their words. The joke isn’t funny enough for them to actually act on the story of carbon footprints.


10 posted on 09/30/2009 3:13:12 AM PDT by TurtleUp ([...Insert today's quote from Community-Organizer-in-Chief...] - Obama, YOU LIE!)
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To: Cindy

Can’t she just get in a Piper Cub and get towed along?
And WTF is up with Oprah?


11 posted on 09/30/2009 3:13:37 AM PDT by Artie (Why are methadone addicts the happiest people on earth?)
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To: Cindy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eldQUalyu4Y


12 posted on 09/30/2009 3:13:43 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("I never knew there were Martians in my garden...." J.Edgar Hoover,Fmr. Director, F.B.I.)
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To: Cindy

what a waste...


13 posted on 09/30/2009 3:17:31 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Futility: trying to slam a revolving door!)
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To: Artie

I say put them both in a giant self-fueled hot air balloon.
Add Oprah’s hot air to that and you have power to spare.


14 posted on 09/30/2009 3:18:00 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time)
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To: Cindy

Did Oprah compete in the 100 metres or the gymnastics?


15 posted on 09/30/2009 3:19:34 AM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: Cindy

Nobody as of yet has come up with the total figure these pair of spendthrifts cost US for that trip to europe with their entourage of 500
http://www.theusmat.com/


16 posted on 09/30/2009 3:23:00 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (We don't need no stinkin video clips unrelated to the subject)
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To: Cindy

WASTEFUL GOV SPENDING.

OBAMA IS A FRAUD!


17 posted on 09/30/2009 3:24:41 AM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: Artie
And WTF is up with Oprah?

They figure she's a bigger star than the Obamas.

18 posted on 09/30/2009 3:24:47 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Cindy

We need Change NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! Before we go completely broke. . .


19 posted on 09/30/2009 3:25:49 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Barack Insane Obama-Wrong Place Wrong Time.)
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To: Cindy

Hussein and Hips are major polluters. He better not mention “green” around me!


20 posted on 09/30/2009 3:30:16 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: Cindy

When asked about the expense of the travel arrangements state controlled American media (SCAM) pundits responded, “Obama, mmm mmm mm.”


21 posted on 09/30/2009 3:35:01 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Cindy

Gee, I sure hope she has a good time shopping. I just love paying more taxes so that the Queen can fully enjoy herself. I wouldn’t want her to miss a single thing.


22 posted on 09/30/2009 3:35:29 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Cindy

23 posted on 09/30/2009 3:37:03 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: TurtleUp

Just buck up and turn your thermostat down to say, 55 this winter to offset their carbon footprint. It’s your patriotic duty to Dear Leader you know.


24 posted on 09/30/2009 3:42:36 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time)
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To: Son House

I dunno, have you seen the burke-belt ? I’m sure she would try that one out


25 posted on 09/30/2009 3:44:23 AM PDT by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: sten
One for the president and the first lady .. And the other for the first lady’s a$$

My twist of those words are: "One for the President and one for his "A$$", the First Lady.

Let's not forget the cost of rooms, food and drink while in Copenhagen, a city I know well and love. The cost is one of the highest in the world and well worth it, in terms of wonderful food and drink. Denmark is a total jewel and one of my favorite countries anywhere.

Additionally, it is not just Air Force One and Air Farce MO but the other aircraft carrying the Chicago cronies, he "hangers on" from Zer0's family, staff and "friends" but the Secret Service and the Government Media, let alone the "Equipment Air Craft" for the Presidential Car and all those big black SUVs. I'd bet a dollar or a Kroner that the "First Dog", the girls and Grand Ma are there too.

Who'll be looking after the "Vicory Garden" at the White House, during this time?

My bet is that Mayor and "First Lady" (a/k/a "First Bitch") Daley's entourage will be there in "Spades" (sic) and spending money like they had earned it themselves.

What a joke. With all the attention no Copenhagen, hopefully, the children of Chicago will not be "over killed" in the process.

One of the few virgins of Copenhagen.

My totally favorite story about Copenhagen relates to these Viking horn players, "Lur Horn Players on Rådhuspladsen". The story goes that every time a virgin passes this famous stature set in the "Rådhuspladsen" or City Hall Plaza, the horns sound. Word has it that they have not "tooted" for over 200 years. Ah, that "Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen!"

What a total joke!, if it were not so sad to think about and type here. The other truth is that, if I had a ticket, I'd be there tonight and loving it.

26 posted on 09/30/2009 3:59:05 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: Cindy
Air Force One isn't big enough to hold both their egos.
27 posted on 09/30/2009 4:02:32 AM PDT by DougPowers
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To: Cindy

She doesn’t like ridding with the arrogant sissy.


28 posted on 09/30/2009 4:06:20 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: jws3sticks
A was just there last week. It is a mind numbed robots fantasy land. It is a pretty city, I just couldn't get past it being the poster child for all things I never want to have to endure. It probably wouldn't have been so painstakingly obvious if we weren't on the train headed to the same station.
29 posted on 09/30/2009 4:08:38 AM PDT by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: Cindy
and they will be making the 3,979-mile trip on separate airplanes

He must have told her that she lacks the gravitas needed to get the Olympics to Chicago. BFT.

30 posted on 09/30/2009 4:12:25 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Cindy
Their carbon footprint is bigger that his Yeti wife's arse.

LLS

31 posted on 09/30/2009 4:18:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: riri
riri,

As they say in Charlevoix, MI, "Have fun or don't".

Like with so many things, it is totally your call.

jws

32 posted on 09/30/2009 4:22:21 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: Cindy

Gee, I suppose Queen Michelle and Oprah wanted to stick around and a few extra days and go shopping. Where are the environmentalists to complain about the massive carbon footprint of the US royal family taking separate planes?


33 posted on 09/30/2009 4:25:29 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Cindy

I wonder how many times Hussien has spoken to Mayor Daly vs. how many times he has spoken to our generals in Iraq and Afganistan. I bet it would not even be close.


34 posted on 09/30/2009 4:29:27 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Cindy

Getting Arne Duncan out of town while the Chicago school system implodes.


35 posted on 09/30/2009 4:32:54 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Cindy

He’s going on to a “secret visit” to Afghanistan while she comes home.


36 posted on 09/30/2009 4:33:42 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: Cindy

They loading her ass on a C-5?


37 posted on 09/30/2009 4:34:37 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: The Great RJ

Anyone complaining about this use of energy will just be dismissed as a racist.

Unbelievable irony and stupidity here. A week ago the man stood in front of the debating society called the UN and criticized his fellow Americans for polluting the planet. Now he is a much larger part of the problem than individual citizens will ever be.


38 posted on 09/30/2009 4:38:16 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Cindy
I believe they are Muslims. She holds a lower place than him because she's a female (No, she is not a man in drag. She just looks that way.)
Maybe it's too offensive for him to have her by his side in business situations.

Why would they care anyway? They're still living off other peoples money like they always have. (The Obomas have absolutely NO class what so ever. Welfare breeds nothing but Welfare, and the Obomas will always be Welfare.)

39 posted on 09/30/2009 4:38:28 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Voter#537
"We need Change NOW! ! ! ! ! ! !"

Have you checked under the cushions of the sofa?

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40 posted on 09/30/2009 4:50:07 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: Cindy

Hey, Obama, send a letter or an email. Your carbon footprint is clouding your point of view.


41 posted on 09/30/2009 4:50:35 AM PDT by healy61
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To: BulletBobCo

Great pics - VERY interesting!!


42 posted on 09/30/2009 4:51:06 AM PDT by JMKirnan
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To: Cindy

Is there anyway to find him a noncitizen and not let him back in this country....ok i am dreaming


43 posted on 09/30/2009 4:52:38 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: Cindy

Send the bill to Oprah, she can afford it.


44 posted on 09/30/2009 5:00:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Cindy

45 posted on 09/30/2009 5:08:31 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Cindy

Hey, I wouldn’t want to fly with her either!


46 posted on 09/30/2009 5:08:53 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Cindy

Makes me wonder who else is on those planes...


47 posted on 09/30/2009 5:27:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Cindy

Required by muslim law right? Men and women kept separate. Notice they always take separate planes when visiting the middle east or other high profile trips.

Also, has anyone ever seen a picture of Barack with the family dog? I’ve seen pictures of the dog with the first lady and the kids, but not Barack... I’m not saying Obama is a practicing muslim, but I do believe he really does these things on purpose to curry favor with the arab world. He is sending coded messages to that world to try to manipulate them. Oh yeah didn’t he leave on vacation the day before ramadan and had a huge white house ramadan feast when it ended? Yeah, not very coded messages!

Which would almost be fine if it were actually helping us, but doesn’t seem to be. They’re apparently still trying to blow us up (recent arrests) and trying to get nukes (recent iran revelations).


48 posted on 09/30/2009 5:27:38 AM PDT by drangundsturm
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To: mewzilla

And about the itineraries...


49 posted on 09/30/2009 5:28:20 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Cindy

The Obamas marriage is falling apart....watch their body language at orchestrated events.


50 posted on 09/30/2009 5:37:04 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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