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Follow the First Lady's Trip to Africa (Vacation Time Again!)
whitehouse.gov ^ | June 16, 2011 | Kori Schulman

Posted on 06/17/2011 5:24:28 PM PDT by PROCON

In the coming days, First Lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to South Africa and Botswana to meet with young people from across Africa, including the Young African Women Leaders Forum. In a video message, Mrs. Obama invites young people at home, in Africa, and around the world to follow the trip and join the conversation:

You can join the conversation on facebook and by using the hashtag #YoungAfrica on Twitter. Check WhiteHouse.gov/YoungAfrica for updates from the trip, videos of young leaders, and much more in the days and weeks to come.

(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.gov ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africa; feedherlocusts; keepher; mochellemybelle; obama; president; vacations
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Of course this trip is Official United States Business/major sarcasm
1 posted on 06/17/2011 5:24:30 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

How much is THIS trip costing us?


2 posted on 06/17/2011 5:26:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Costing us! I thought this would come out of Obama’s stash?/s


3 posted on 06/17/2011 5:28:37 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/West, unbeatable.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’ve lost count...her MIL and 500 servants would know, though...


5 posted on 06/17/2011 5:28:53 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: PROCON

How many intimate friends is she bringing?


7 posted on 06/17/2011 5:32:16 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Cain/Netanyahu 2012)
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To: PROCON

Wake me up if she starts tweeting pictures of her hoo-hah - short of that I basically could care less.


8 posted on 06/17/2011 5:32:16 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: PROCON

Oh...so we’re supposed to be like starving street urchins with our noses pressed to a fine restaurant window where all the patrons inside are feasting on the best there is and all the while we’re thinking ...”if only I were as wonderful as they are”.

Plenty of us are struggling to pay for gas to get to work .... that is if we have jobs. Just like communists the world over - those at the top have a great life while everyone else suffers like slaves.

BARF!!!


9 posted on 06/17/2011 5:33:49 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: PROCON
Just another of the impossibilities in the universe...you can't keep Vacation Gal at home.
10 posted on 06/17/2011 5:35:01 PM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: PROCON

Is she taking the kids?

Gotta get them an in depth look at backward socialist economies so after they finish law school and go into Democrat politics they can continue Baraq’s legacy.


11 posted on 06/17/2011 5:35:09 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: PROCON
Mrs. Obama invites young people at home, in Africa, and around the world to follow the trip and join the conversation

Oh boy, this is too rich. Michelle is headed off on safari in the motherland and we get to join in on the conversation! How special. This is clearly a good use of tax payer funds. /s

12 posted on 06/17/2011 5:36:05 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: PROCON
Well lets fire up the 747 and get that big mother off the ground (talking about the plane of course).
13 posted on 06/17/2011 5:36:24 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: nascarnation
Is she taking the kids?

Of course!

And her mother and friends and family and servants and staff and photographers and chefs and drivers and Secret Service and...you get the gist...

14 posted on 06/17/2011 5:37:41 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: Longbow1969

The masses can watch her preach how great African socialism is. Both the little and big skulls full of mush will absorb it all. And as they are bending over taking it, they’ll be happy. How wonderful. It’s 1938 all over again.


15 posted on 06/17/2011 5:43:58 PM PDT by unkus
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To: nascarnation

“Is she taking the kids?”

I just read this:

First daughters Sasha and Malia, and their cousins Leslie and Avery Robinson, will accompany First Lady Michelle Obama on her official travels to South Africa and Botswana next week.


16 posted on 06/17/2011 5:45:31 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: PROCON
In the coming days, First Lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to South Africa and Botswana ...

Visited Botswana and S Africa a few years back ... this is the optimum time of the year to visit. Winter in that part of world eliminates many of the pesky critters that are around in warmer weather ... like creepy crawlies and mosquitoes. The days are warm nights are mildly chilly. The timing of this vacation by Michelle is intentional ... no question.

17 posted on 06/17/2011 5:46:00 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: PROCON

Great. I hope Moochelle gets a picture of her sorry husband’s home village in Kenya saying it was his birthplace.


18 posted on 06/17/2011 5:48:58 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: toldyou

Thanks.
Good to see the dear youngsters won’t suffer cultural deprivation this summer.


19 posted on 06/17/2011 5:50:24 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: doc1019

It’s “Obama stash” NOT “Obama’s stash”.

Guess we need an FR course in Ebonics. Get with it will ya?...


20 posted on 06/17/2011 5:56:54 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Sorry, my bad. ;-(


21 posted on 06/17/2011 5:59:33 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/West, unbeatable.)
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To: PROCON

I’m proud that I have to give up my vacation so the first lady can have hers.

/sarc


22 posted on 06/17/2011 6:00:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: PROCON

For crying out loud.... They are doing as much as possible since they know full well Obama will not be elected in 2012.


23 posted on 06/17/2011 6:00:54 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: unkus

We need the obligatory picture of the skeleton kids there. You know the one where the flies are all over their faces and they are wasted away to basically brown skin on bone. Because we need a visual reminder of just how good it is there...


24 posted on 06/17/2011 6:01:01 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: doc1019

Look it’s ok with me but if you want to improve at all, you’re going to have to place your tongue between your molars and bite down with all the force you can withstand or until your tongue becomes all swollen and bloody and it’s hard to talk; whichever comes first. Then you can proceed to talk ebonics (no one will know that you’ve never taken an actual course in it because it will ‘sound’ like you have)


25 posted on 06/17/2011 6:05:17 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: PROCON

Lewinsky’s first tryst with Clinton was in November 1995. Her last ones were March 28 and 29, 1997...

Hillary Clinton, D-NY, at an event with former Ambassador Joe Wilson, said, “I’m delighted to be here with Ambassador Wilson. He and I did travel together to Africa and, sort of, paved the way for the president’s trip the following year, which was historic.”

That Africa trip was in March 1997.

...

Every time a first lady go to Africa the president breaks up with his girlfriend- or boyfriend in this case...


26 posted on 06/17/2011 6:06:31 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Outlaw Woman

Thanks for the advice, but I think I will stay with the keyboard version of this strange and unknowable language. ;-)


27 posted on 06/17/2011 6:09:05 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/West, unbeatable.)
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To: doc1019

*sigh* suit yourself you fuddy duddy.


28 posted on 06/17/2011 6:11:57 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Outlaw Woman

ROFLMAO! Thanks I needed that.


29 posted on 06/17/2011 6:17:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/West, unbeatable.)
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To: doc1019

:)


30 posted on 06/17/2011 6:20:45 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: nascarnation

“Good to see the dear youngsters won’t suffer cultural deprivation this summer.”

I just read more...

Michelle’s mother, Marian Robinson, is also going...natch! She goes on all the trips! It seems that the nephew, Avery Robinson is a young man, about 18 years old, and his sister, Leslie Robinson, is around 14 years old.


31 posted on 06/17/2011 6:39:52 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: toldyou

Does Barry have any brother-in-laws that we know about?

Seems like there should be one sleeping on one of the many sofas in the White Shack.


32 posted on 06/17/2011 7:00:29 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Probably just a few million.


33 posted on 06/17/2011 7:01:06 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: PROCON

Cut her a break. It’s been at least five days since Michelle had any vacation time.


34 posted on 06/17/2011 7:04:59 PM PDT 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: PROCON

Safari at Game Reserve Caps Michelle, Mom, Sasha and Malia’s ‘Official’ Africa Trip

Honoring Nelson Mandela part of the itinerary

The trip ends with a private family safari at a South African game reserve before the return to Washington on June 27.

She will be accompanied by her daughters Malia and Sasha, her mother, Marian Robinson, and her niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/africa-michelle-obama-honor-nelson-mande


35 posted on 06/17/2011 7:08:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: PROCON; quantim


Vacation Gal hitches a ride on a donkey cart

36 posted on 06/17/2011 7:08:26 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("the Internet is the predator's venue of choice today"--Anthony Weiner (D-LIAR)
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To: NautiNurse

ROTFL!


38 posted on 06/17/2011 7:25:55 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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Does Barry have any brother-in-laws that we know about?

Craig Robinson, father of Avery and Leslie, is the only sibling of Michelle Obama.

http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/robinson_craig00.html


39 posted on 06/17/2011 7:38:18 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: toldyou

This whole family of equal-opportunity, affirmative-action grifters makes me ill. May they rot.


40 posted on 06/17/2011 7:49:23 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: PROCON
Visit the Zimbabwe wall of macro-policy art.
41 posted on 06/17/2011 7:51:45 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: toldyou
Craig Robinson, father of Avery and Leslie, is the only sibling of Michelle Obama

And, believe me, he sucks as the Beavers Men's basketball coach, but he will probably be around here as long as 0bama is around, then, buh, bye!

42 posted on 06/17/2011 7:54:18 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: PROCON

Well, since we can’t afford to take the kids on vacation this summer, I look forward to following the first posse on their swing through the land of their peeps, and to sharing their personal safari in Botswana

Maybe we’ll make some popcorn

sarc


43 posted on 06/17/2011 8:11:14 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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“This whole family of equal-opportunity, affirmative-action grifters makes me ill.”

What do you mean? Michelle and Craig didn’t pay for Princeton? lol

“.....father was a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian Robinson (née Shields), a secretary at Spiegel’s catalog store.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Robinson_(basketball)


44 posted on 06/17/2011 8:11:39 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: nascarnation

taking her children, their cousins, her mother, and probably hundreds of retainers

Can’t wait to watch the kiddies enjoying mealie meal and petting giraffes


45 posted on 06/17/2011 8:13:14 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf

I understand that Moose-smell is going to meet with Winnie Mandela. Perhaps Winnie can give Moose-smell some hints on how to “accessorize,” with her signature designer necklaces, made of 100% Malayasian rubber.


46 posted on 06/17/2011 8:46:32 PM PDT by Ax
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To: PROCON

Maybe they can bring back the real bc.


47 posted on 06/17/2011 9:20:28 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NautiNurse; PROCON; maggief; Roscoe Karns


48 posted on 06/17/2011 9:27:12 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: bgill
Moochelle showing the natives how to deal with whitey using easily found farm implements:


49 posted on 06/17/2011 9:28:23 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: quantim
I think you caption should be about:

"shovel ready 0bamacare for old folks"

50 posted on 06/17/2011 9:30:52 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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