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Obama accused of 'double standards' as family go skiing after telling Americans to sacrifice
UK Mail Online ^ | 20 Feb 2011 | David Gardner

Posted on 02/20/2011 9:54:50 AM PST by Innovative

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To: BenLurkin

A miraculous Obama family picture in which EVERYBODY looks bad.


101 posted on 02/20/2011 4:16:25 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: Terry Mross

You are right, it couldn’t be made today.
I never heard of that show and just googled it:
from the late 70s.
This show, whatever else it was, was ahead of its time
just in that one verbal exchange.
It couldn’t be made today, because it would resonate a little too loudly with our current situation of the tail of PC arching back to bite the head of Affirmative Action; this is the element we have lived in for so long we hardly even see it anymore-—we are completely inured to it.


102 posted on 02/20/2011 4:23:19 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Exactly.
The ‘sacrifice’ as seen by the Family Obama, is their having to pay ANY of the costs.
There used to be a joke you’d hear around construction
sites: ‘that’s right, Tommy, YOU grunt and I’LL do the work”.


103 posted on 02/20/2011 4:29:30 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: OldDeckHand
I'm sure if you looked at the travel itineraries of First Ladies going back to Teddy R, you'd see similar vacations.

But would you see this?

Michelle Obama's Personal Staff Is the Largest Of Any First Lady

Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers:

Mamie Eisenhower : 1 paid for personally out of President's salary
Jackie Kennedy: 1
Roseline Carter: 1
Barbara Bush: 1
Hilary Clinton: 3
Laura Bush: 1
Michele Obama: 22

How things have changed! If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Ms Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by YOU, John Q. Public:

Michele Obama's personal staff:

1.. $172,200 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
2. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
3. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary for Mrs. Obama)
4. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
5. $100,000 - Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
6. $90,000 - Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
7. $84,000 - Lel yveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
8. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
9. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
10. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
11. $64,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
12. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
13. $60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
14.. $57,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
15. $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)
16. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
17. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
18. $43,000 - Tubman, Samanth a (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
19. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
20. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
21. $35,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
22. $35,000 - Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

(total = $1,591,200 in annual salaries)

There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense.

104 posted on 02/20/2011 4:30:53 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: supremedoctrine

This show was put on right after Carter was elected. The Chief of Police was played by Victor French. Very funny show. The “redneck” on the show had a bull dog named “Faubus”. Very funny.


105 posted on 02/20/2011 4:34:30 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: Terry Mross

Was just quoting your thread to my wife and thought, hey, maybe it was called “Carter Country” because it was set in GA. and its time frame was the Carter years.....funny, though, that Carter couldn’t have been more unlike the main
character of the Sheriff.


106 posted on 02/20/2011 4:42:52 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I suspect that the next printing of Webster’s Dictionary will have the word “reparations” with a complete list of the Obama vacations & costs thereof.

They certainly think they are entitled to live high on the hog.


107 posted on 02/20/2011 5:10:53 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: kcvl

Wouldn’t it just chap the Obamas’ rear ends if GW Bush and Sarah Palin were invited? I don’t think they will be but it’s funny to think about just the same!


108 posted on 02/20/2011 5:15:12 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Applied Christianity;a study in spiritual fiber optics connecting God's love to man!)
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To: Innovative
Hasn't Moochelle cut back to ONE lobster and ONE bottle of champagne at a time instead of two? A small step but progress nonetheless.
109 posted on 02/20/2011 5:16:03 PM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: Hoodat

“Michelle Obama’s Personal Staff Is the Largest Of Any First Lady

Hilary Clinton: 3
Laura Bush: 1
Michele Obama: 22”

Thanks for posting this information — I had no idea it was this bad. The Obamas have total disregard for the taxpayers’ money, they regard it as their PERSONAL ATM.


110 posted on 02/20/2011 6:02:20 PM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: OldDeckHand

There is one major difference here.
the economy was in much better shape under GWB, with unemployment never reaching over 8% during his entire 8 years in office. In fact, most of the time it hovered around 4-6 %. zero has caused much of the economic hardships in the country, so his ugly wookie of a wife doesn’t deserve all these vacations.


111 posted on 02/20/2011 6:37:59 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m not so sure that google is our friend, since it has come to light they are in bed with zero. take one or two vacations a year you say? the obamas take that many in a month or two.

get a new fact checker


112 posted on 02/20/2011 6:43:03 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: OldDeckHand

sorry, but most conservatives don’t think this way. leadership means setting an example, not showing hypocrisy.


113 posted on 02/20/2011 6:45:39 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Graybeard58
Go to 5:00 on this video and see a carbon copy of Malia.
114 posted on 02/20/2011 7:33:07 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Just A Nobody

Oh stop it already. Compared to Obama, Malcolm X was a class act.


115 posted on 02/20/2011 7:35:18 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

WTH is your problem? Facts are facts.


116 posted on 02/20/2011 8:07:01 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Catsrus
"get a new fact checker"

If you think Google is a "fact-checker", you might just be a retard, just saying.

117 posted on 02/22/2011 12:34:26 PM PST by OldDeckHand (So long as we have SEIU, who needs al-Qaeda?)
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To: Catsrus
"sorry, but most conservatives don’t think this way. leadership means setting an example, not showing hypocrisy."

Sorry, sport. I don't know a conservative that likes to engage in some of the class warfare that so many on this thread seem so engage in.

It's Obama's money. How he spends it is none of my business. If you don't like that he gets Secret Service protection, then say so. But, if he wants to go someplace every weekend, more power to him.

118 posted on 02/22/2011 12:36:34 PM PST by OldDeckHand (So long as we have SEIU, who needs al-Qaeda?)
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To: Innovative
"Obama’s net worth is $5M"

You think $5M puts Obama, or anyone, in the ranks of the "mega wealthy" or the "super rich"? Good grief.

"With all your posts just on this thread you win the “Obama apologist of the year award”."

I stand up for conservative principles - like spending your money in any way that you wish - even if it benefits my political opponent. You, like several others on this thread, don't apparently. I believe that's what they call hypocrisy.

119 posted on 02/22/2011 12:41:14 PM PST by OldDeckHand (So long as we have SEIU, who needs al-Qaeda?)
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To: OldDeckHand

“I stand up for conservative principles - like spending your money in any way that you wish “

The Obamas are spending OUR money, the TAXPAYERS’s money.

Since when is it a “conservative principle” to lavishly spend taxpayer money?

Sorry, you over did your apologizing for Obama and your slip is showing, as they say.


120 posted on 02/22/2011 6:39:33 PM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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