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Michelle Obama will feel our pain in Spain but only at $2859 a night
Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 7/28/2010 | Thomas Bryan

Posted on 07/28/2010 8:49:48 AM PDT by toma29

"The pain in Spain falls mainly on the vain".

After Obama declared in a July 27, 2010 interview with ABC's Elizabeth Leamy, “We’re not that far removed from what most Americans are going through," we find out that Michelle Obama has booked a very expensive vacation to Spain accompanied by "long-time family friends". The liberal media that did decide to cover it calls it a "private" vacation, but since when have the Obama's used their own money?

The trip will not include Obama and Malia. And strangely, the trip will coincide with Obama's birthday because he will be visiting his CEO office at the auto plants he owns in Michigan and taking a trip to Chicago to attend Trinity Church with William Ayers.

I have a few questions.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firstlady; liberals; michelleobama; obama

1 posted on 07/28/2010 8:49:54 AM PDT by toma29
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To: toma29

I guess the taxpayer will fund the trip because she is visiting the King of Spain?

I understand how the French people felt about Marie Antoinette living large while they starved.


2 posted on 07/28/2010 8:51:58 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: toma29

3 posted on 07/28/2010 8:54:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: toma29

Only $2859 per night? WTF? Were all the good suites already taken? Sheesh! They can’t treat our royalty like that!


4 posted on 07/28/2010 8:54:55 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: toma29; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


5 posted on 07/28/2010 8:56:31 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: toma29
I have a friend who feels the need to leave her position as a consultant in a much needed area of human services because much of her work comes from the federal government, and she can no longer accept being a guest speaker at conferences of federal employees where everyone is staying at 4 and 5 star hotels and living it up at taxpayer expense.

It's a shame, because she has a lot to offer in an area where good people like her are badly needed.

6 posted on 07/28/2010 8:56:35 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: toma29

$2800 (a nite) is a small price to pay to keeping Obama out of Washington D.C...


7 posted on 07/28/2010 8:57:51 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: toma29

Is she using her own money for this trip?


8 posted on 07/28/2010 8:58:02 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

AFGE and 4-5 star hotels is a slap in the damn face to all of us.


9 posted on 07/28/2010 8:59:31 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: toma29

It’s good to be the queen.


10 posted on 07/28/2010 9:00:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: toma29
"Barack will require you to work"

And now we know why, right Michelle?

11 posted on 07/28/2010 9:01:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: badgerlandjim

that’s $2,800 a room? Per night. Times 30.
Nice vaca for a 9 yr old.


12 posted on 07/28/2010 9:01:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: toma29

I suspect that the WH staff is either afraid to counsel the Obamas about their foolish behavior OR they try but neither BO nor MO listen. Really, can ANYONE be this stupid! You’d have to be TRYING to tick off as many Americans as possible with these in-your-face, gauche nouveau-riche stunts.


13 posted on 07/28/2010 9:01:53 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: toma29

The Obama’s to a suffering nation: Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.


14 posted on 07/28/2010 9:03:29 AM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: toma29
Any doubt that King Obama won the lottery. They will cost us billions before we get rid of this communists as@.
15 posted on 07/28/2010 9:04:44 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

life is grand when the little people are paying for it. we deserve it because we allow it.


16 posted on 07/28/2010 9:05:11 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: hosepipe
$2800 (a nite) is a small price to pay to keeping Obama out of Washington D.C...

It would be, except for the fact that Obama isn't going. This is for Michelle and one daughter. That's why they only need 30 rooms. If the King were going, they would need an entourage of 500 people, as he has had on other presidential trips to Europe.

17 posted on 07/28/2010 9:05:35 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: SumProVita

Is she using her own money for this trip?
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Yes, I would like to know the answer to that too ??

How about the other 30 rooms ???

How about the dog ??? Who pays for the dog’s room, board and airfare on this vacation ???


18 posted on 07/28/2010 9:06:37 AM PDT by W-Girl
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To: Juan Medén

He’s no different than any other dictator. Livin it up.

After Movin on Up.

http://www.americancomedynetwork.com/video.html?bit_id=%2035016


19 posted on 07/28/2010 9:07:26 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: toma29
Marie Antoinette: Madame the people have no bread .."Well let them eat cake..."

Michelle Obama: Madame the people have no jobs....Well, let them vacation in Spain

20 posted on 07/28/2010 9:10:05 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: W-Girl
How about the other 30 rooms ??? How about the dog ??? Who pays for the dog’s room, board and airfare on this vacation ???

Don't worry, w-girl, I'm sure that the obama's will be as transparent about this as they have been about everything else so far.

21 posted on 07/28/2010 9:12:53 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: toma29

hey cut her some slack...she’s only a couple years removed from worrying about credit card bills...and stuff. At least that’s what Bambi would have you believe.


22 posted on 07/28/2010 9:13:49 AM PDT by Ktulu
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To: Ktulu

That was back when she had that job working diversity issues for the hospital for $300K per year. She knows the hard life.


23 posted on 07/28/2010 9:16:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: W-Girl

That poor dog is nothing but a prop for that family. Perhaps the younger daughter has grown attached to it, but the rest of the family just look on it as a prop, to be passed around to staff to walk, feed etc.


24 posted on 07/28/2010 9:20:24 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Juan Medén
Cue Rush's "Bastille Day".

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

25 posted on 07/28/2010 9:24:12 AM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: Fresh Wind

well to be fair steroids are extremely pricey.


26 posted on 07/28/2010 9:27:40 AM PDT by Ktulu
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To: 1951Boomer

The staff stays in the same hotel as the players. Why should they complain?


27 posted on 07/28/2010 9:28:22 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: RummyChick

The things the poor King of Spain, who is ill, has to put up with. First Hugito Chavez and now this vulgar woman.


28 posted on 07/28/2010 9:35:21 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: badgerlandjim

Not only that, but it’s the off season.


29 posted on 07/28/2010 9:35:57 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Ktulu

And Customs won’t be checking her bags.


30 posted on 07/28/2010 9:39:30 AM PDT by toma29
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To: toma29
This is the resort Michelle and her,"undisclosed" friends will be staying.
31 posted on 07/28/2010 9:41:06 AM PDT by shiva
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To: toma29

Why do these people need so many vacations? They’ve never done a day’s work in their lives.


32 posted on 07/28/2010 9:41:27 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: toma29
I don't think that even the Ritz-Carlton in Marbella has 30 rooms that cost $2859 per night.

I am not sure that they even have one; the most expensive that I could find was a villa at only 1540 euros.

I did find a combo package clearly meant for large parties at 2200 euros per night; occupancy is set at 6 people; the package includes 3820 square feet inside and 2217 outside, with separate dining area, two separate bedrooms, two restrooms, three terraces, five telephone lines, and breakfast is included for up to six guests.

33 posted on 07/28/2010 9:45:20 AM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: Loud Mime

“The staff stays in the same hotel as the players. Why should they complain?”

By “staff,” I was referring to the larger set of White House advisors/confidants and supposedly clearer-headed people who actually care about perception—the ones who look at polls and try to salvage at least a VENEER of propriety.

Don’t know about anyone else, but my life is full of people who don’t mind speaking their minds to me (albeit tactfully). Spouses, employers, and family members often play devil’s advocate and keep most of us in line. But this bunch in the White Hut must be immersed in yes-men and ill-bred flunkies who want their short-lived ride on the gravy train. That was my only point.


34 posted on 07/28/2010 9:46:08 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: popdonnelly
There's more:

Following their Spanish jaunt, Mrs Obama and Sasha will tour the oil slick-devastated Gulf Coast of Florida before spending ten days on the New England resort island of Martha's Vineyards, a long-term favourite of celebrities and politicians.

35 posted on 07/28/2010 9:51:23 AM PDT by shiva
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To: toma29

WELL, well! Guess not getting invited to Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding really put her nose out of joint. Therefore,in order to NOT be totally over-looked, Le Petit Michelle decided to “Show the rest of the World that SHE had something BETTER to do that weekend”! Granted, I’m just being a “smart alek” here, but with the whole Country going to hell in a handbasket, is this really a good time to be wasting the Tax Payers hard earned money??????????


36 posted on 07/28/2010 10:04:05 AM PDT by Patsygirl
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To: toma29

At ~3K per night of taxpayer money, the payin’ in Spain goes mainly down the drain...


37 posted on 07/28/2010 10:07:34 AM PDT by mikrofon (MO as- 1st Lady of Spain)
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To: toma29
Is that with the AAA discount?

-PJ

38 posted on 07/28/2010 10:11:09 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Patsygirl

She’s callous and self-indulgent is the charitable explanation.

But consider . . .

Out of nowhere she decides to go to Marbella. She’ll be out of town for Barack’s birthday. Her activities in Spain will be closed to the press. She has to know she takes a PR hit for this. If I were in foreign intel, say in France which just declared war on Al-Qaeda, I would want to know what visitors she has in Marbella. Lots of dirty big money, much of is Islamic, floating around that town the height of the season.


39 posted on 07/28/2010 10:12:36 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: BenLurkin

Great photo.

“A picture is worth 13 trillion words”....updated to reflect our indebtedeness to the current residents of the White House.


40 posted on 07/28/2010 10:38:50 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

I doubt the government employees were paying the “rack rate” for their rooms. They were more likely paying the “government rate”.

When I was a federal employee, a very lowly law clerk, back in the 1980s, I got to stay at the Ritz Carlton on a work trip because they charged government employees the “government rate”, which was set just low enough to fit into the per diem limits. (The hotel was newly remodeled and was trying to get business back. They only offered that special rate for a few months.) Of course, I couldn’t afford a meal there. There’s no government discount for the food.


41 posted on 07/28/2010 10:55:49 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Patsygirl
Granted, I’m just being a “smart alek” here, but with the whole Country going to hell in a handbasket, is this really a good time to be wasting the Tax Payers hard earned money??????????

Shut up and eat some cake, you ungrateful peasant!!!

42 posted on 07/28/2010 12:28:29 PM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: 1951Boomer

Sorry, but I was being somewhat sarcastic....and did’t tag it.

You’re absolutely correct about the gravy train.


43 posted on 07/28/2010 12:36:44 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: cowboyway

30 rooms @ $2859 times 5 days = $428,850

Add in food and transportation, plus other amenities and you’ve got yourself a nice fat bill for the peons back home.


44 posted on 07/28/2010 12:40:47 PM PDT by Faith
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To: toma29

30 rooms at $3000 bucks a night.

Selfish bit*h.


45 posted on 07/28/2010 12:43:05 PM PDT by dforest
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To: silverleaf

I wonder how many days to multiply that by? Not to mention all the SS, attendants, cars, food, shopping trips and all.

There goes our summer of recovery.


46 posted on 07/28/2010 12:45:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: toma29

Maybe the Obama’s know they were only a place-holder for Hillary Clinton and so they are living it up while they can. Obama is ramming through all the framework that Hillary would have had a hard time getting done. Once Obama lays the foundation for Marxism, Hillary will finish the job.


47 posted on 07/28/2010 12:53:38 PM PDT by carmody
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To: Nachum

I just hope that all those who voted for Obama will eventually learn that voting for trash gets you trash.  As for the Obamas feeling the pain that a lot of Americans are feeling, they sure are living la vida loca with other people’s money. 


48 posted on 07/28/2010 8:26:20 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul
voting for trash gets you trash

So true.

49 posted on 07/28/2010 8:37:10 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: BenLurkin

“Don’t cry for me, aren’t cha tiny.”


50 posted on 07/28/2010 8:39:42 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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