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Michelle takes separate govt jet to get a few hours of extra vacation time in Martha's Vineyard
The London Daily Mail ^ | August 19, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 08/19/2011 9:43:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama ditched the Beltway grind yesterday to seek the pleasures of summer on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard - by way of two helicopter flights and a trip aboard Air Force One. And a further government jet was used by Michelle Obama as she arrived separately to her husband, with daughters Sasha and Malia, just a few hours before he landed.

The President left the White House aboard Marine One on his way to Andrews Air Force base to hitch a lift aboard Air Force One.

After landing at an unknown air base, he then took a final helicopter to Martha's Vineyard to complete the remarkable 500-mile journey. The President arrived on this wealthy Massachusetts island retreat as the stock market plunged and fears of global recession hung in the air.

Mr Obama joined the First Lady and their daughters who had landed at about 2pm, four hours before his helicopter touched down. The extra transport will have cost taxpayers thousands in additional expenses to get her a few hours of extra vacation time.

The costs related to Mrs Obama’s solo trip mainly include the flight on the specially designed military aircraft she took instead of Air Force One, as well as any extra staff and Secret Service that had to be enlisted to go with her.

She would also have had her own motorcade from the airport to her vacation residence.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; blacks; duplicate; michelleobama; moochelle; obama; palin
Full title: "Michelle Obama takes separate government jet to get a few hours of extra vacation time in Martha's Vineyard before President arrives (as he uses TWO helicopters and Air Force One for 500 mile journey)"

Wouldn't it be a hoot if people called the "fraud, waste and abuse" hotline at 1-800-424-5454 and reported this?

1 posted on 08/19/2011 9:44:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have to give her a break....or maybe not. She could have just wanted so time away from Obama........or to meet a friend?


2 posted on 08/19/2011 9:46:57 AM PDT by RC2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hmm.

Is all well in paradise?

Are there any problems with our first couple? Stay tuned for details I suppose. Things like this get tongues wagging don't they...

3 posted on 08/19/2011 9:51:05 AM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She just took a separate vacation a few weeks ago to see her family in Washington.

It seems like she and FUBO never go anywhere together. I’m guessing they also have separate suites in that $50,000 a week resort at Martha’s Vineyard.


4 posted on 08/19/2011 9:52:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Michelle can no longer fit through a traditional airliner door?

5 posted on 08/19/2011 9:53:29 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought we’d never again see a first family as classless as the Clintons. I was wrong.


6 posted on 08/19/2011 9:53:57 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does moochelle do that she deserves any vacation time, let alone a few extra hours of it?


7 posted on 08/19/2011 9:54:31 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: China Clipper

It is usually a priority for a woman to want to be with her man, even if it crimps a bit on her vacation time.


8 posted on 08/19/2011 9:54:57 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This looks like a good expenditure of Gov't funds to me. A few extra hours up at the Vineyard means a few extra hours that this fat a$$ hypocrite isn't pushing her rabbit food eating habits on me. I hope she decides to stay on that island.


9 posted on 08/19/2011 9:55:11 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Movin’ on up. Enjoy it while you can, Moooochelle.


10 posted on 08/19/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It would be nice to know that their relationship is failing along with every thing else they do. I can’t help it, but they fueled this feeling I have about both of them.


11 posted on 08/19/2011 9:59:29 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoa, Nellie, the network evening news will be on this like a coat of paint!


12 posted on 08/19/2011 10:00:13 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Damn! Look at the ass on that woman!


13 posted on 08/19/2011 10:00:58 AM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the natives will vote them off the island.


14 posted on 08/19/2011 10:04:38 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let them eat cake... ah, I meant, peas!

15 posted on 08/19/2011 10:06:34 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BO and Mooshell are in Martha’s Vineyard and they’ve got Biden in China.... oh joy!


16 posted on 08/19/2011 10:07:08 AM PDT by jackieh
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To: RC2

nothing gets past vacay girl


17 posted on 08/19/2011 10:09:11 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Former Fetus

Is this picture taken from a trailer of the new movie, The Help?


18 posted on 08/19/2011 10:09:56 AM PDT by suzyjaruki (What is coming next?)
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To: Former Fetus

Is this picture taken from a trailer of the new movie, The Help?


19 posted on 08/19/2011 10:10:13 AM PDT by suzyjaruki (What is coming next?)
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To: Snickering Hound

LOL!


20 posted on 08/19/2011 10:13:39 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe she had to go early to check-in by 3PM because they wouldn’t hold the room for her.


21 posted on 08/19/2011 10:16:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Former Fetus

The only thing missing from this outfit is a nametag and a cleaning cart.

22 posted on 08/19/2011 10:18:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Oh God, don’t tell Opie this one or he’ll use it at a press conference


23 posted on 08/19/2011 10:19:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (The super rich do not pay taxes, they collect taxes.)
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To: silverleaf

If they are staying at a Best Western, I guarantee that is what happened.


24 posted on 08/19/2011 10:21:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Motel 6 would have left the light on for them


25 posted on 08/19/2011 10:22:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (The super rich do not pay taxes, they collect taxes.)
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To: AppyPappy

PRICELESS

that belongs in the Vacay-Girl file


26 posted on 08/19/2011 10:23:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (The super rich do not pay taxes, they collect taxes.)
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To: RC2
barry with his men lovers...makes one wonder about Moochelle...who does she spend time with for romance.
27 posted on 08/19/2011 10:24:31 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: jackieh
Back in the days of Rome, people flaunted their wealth by having extravagant banquets where the host and guests gorged themselves till they were so full they vomited. After vomiting, they would go back to stuffing themselves all over again.

They even had a room called a vomitorium built expressly for this purpose.

It's all about conspicuous consumption and flaunting what you got.

Air Force one is all about flaunting power and position.

The Gulf Stream Biz Jet is all about wealth and Hollywood/Rock Star cool. It's plane of choice for those beautiful who have arrived in a big way.

Michelle takes the GIV when she wants to get in touch with her inner Diva and when she goes to frolic with the upscale, elite and trendy people she wants to impress and upstage in the Vineyard.

28 posted on 08/19/2011 10:24:37 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the remarkable 500-mile journey

There certainly are a lot of remarkable things about this administration.

29 posted on 08/19/2011 10:26:09 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: AppyPappy

LMAO: I thought the same thing.

She is a class act isn’t she?

The United State Air Force has become the Obama Air Transport.

People are complaining about the two helicopter trips, but I believe before Obama could take that second Helicopter the Air Force had to fly it up there in another plane.

Costs mean nothing to Obama as he vacations on our dime.
Oh: He paid the $50 grand for the place all right, but that was the cheapest part of this vacation.

Since they are so close , maybe Aunt Zuni can stop over and get 50 Grand to pay for her stay here in this country.


30 posted on 08/19/2011 10:29:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I can't think of a better way for Obama to cap off "The Magical Misery Tour" than with "The Remarkable 500-Mile Journey". Where the Kennedys had Camelot. The Obamas have Hogwarts.
31 posted on 08/19/2011 10:36:44 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
After landing at an unknown air base, he then took a final helicopter to Martha's Vineyard to complete the remarkable 500-mile journey.

Unknown? Not Otis? ("Otis Approach" handles IFR traffic to and from the Islands, or at least it did when I used to fly.)

I thought they had a smaller AF-1 for airfields where 747s are not able to land.

ML/NJ

32 posted on 08/19/2011 10:50:43 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Didn't she take her normal flight ??


33 posted on 08/19/2011 11:28:05 AM PDT by stratboy
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To: All

34 posted on 08/19/2011 11:39:29 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

already did!!!


35 posted on 08/19/2011 1:32:35 PM PDT by usmcdetn8tor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes sense to me. She flies a red jet, he flies a pink jet.


36 posted on 08/19/2011 3:00:16 PM PDT by milemark (Something brilliant, written by someone else, which I stole.)
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To: usmcdetn8tor

Did you really? LOL


37 posted on 08/19/2011 3:08:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"After landing at an unknown air base..."

Didn't know Otis was still operational...

38 posted on 08/19/2011 7:59:00 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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