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Gilded Age: First Lady Takes Taxpayer Funded Vacation No. 16
SHTF Plan ^ | 2-20-2012 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 02/20/2012 2:39:48 PM PST by blam

Gilded Age: First Lady Takes Taxpayer Funded Vacation No. 16

Mac Slavo
February 20th, 2012

“No country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law, and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more.”

Mark Twain The Gilded Age (1874)

Life is good when you’re not an average tax-paying, slave-laboring prole in America:

Via the Washington Examiner

"First lady Michelle Obama’s weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President’s Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office."

The Obama Vacation List

* President’s Day 2012, Michelle and the first daughters in Aspen, Colorado to ski.
* Christmas 2011, the first family in Hawaii for an extended vacation.
* Summer 2011, in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break.
* June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters traveled to South Africa and Botswana.
* President’s Day 2011, the first lady and first daughters travel to Vail to ski.
* Christmas 2010, in Hawaii.
* August 2010, the first family traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla., for some sun and fun at the beach.
* August 2010, Obama spent the weekend alone in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash.
* August 2010, the first lady and daughter Sasha traveled to Spain for a mother-daughter vacation.
* August 2010, summer vacation again at Martha’s Vineyard.
* July 2010, the first family went to Mount Desert Island, Maine.
* May 2010, the first family had a four-day trip to Chicago.
* March 2010, first lady and daughter spend Spring Break in New York City.
* Christmas 2009, Hawaii again for the annual break.
* August 2009, at Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon for a short vacation.
* August 2009, their first summer vacation as first family at Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Millions are out of work, tens of millions more are living in poverty and struggling to feed themselves, the government is printing trillions of dollars to stay afloat, yet our First Lady has determined that it is prudent to take a vacation, on average, once every two and a half months at taxpayer expense.

The day I took office, one of my commitments to the people was that we would do a better job here in Washington in rooting out wasteful spending at a time when families have cut back and have had to make some tough decisions…

-President Barack Obama


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KEYWORDS: corruption; obama; queenofthedeficit; vacations; waste
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I believe Michelle's mother has taken the White House as her permanent residence too.
1 posted on 02/20/2012 2:39:54 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Her proper name is Moochelle.

It is disrespectful to address her any other way.

2 posted on 02/20/2012 2:41:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: blam

Anybody else remember how CBS, in particular, slammed Bush for his trips to Crawford? He was the always the “on vacation” president. Granted CBS WAS the network that used forged documents to try and get Kerry elected.

Still...

The atitude of the media has kinda changed. Obama can do no wrong...his wife is entitled, and the King himself gets to play as much golf as he wants...and nary a word.

Funny, ain’t it?


3 posted on 02/20/2012 2:44:35 PM PST by kjo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I noticed her fanny has shrunk dramatically for campaign season. I assume we ante’d up for the lipo too.


4 posted on 02/20/2012 2:44:53 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: blam

The Obamas are nothing but Chicago grifters, but they’ve pulled off one hell of a sting.


5 posted on 02/20/2012 2:48:15 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

“Let them eat cake”


6 posted on 02/20/2012 2:49:42 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: blam
Get it while you can Mooch!!

...it's back to Chi-Town come January 2013!

7 posted on 02/20/2012 2:50:12 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: blam

Check out The Obama Clarifier Blog for more outrages of the O administration. http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/


8 posted on 02/20/2012 2:51:34 PM PST by garjog
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To: hadaclueonce

9 posted on 02/20/2012 2:53:13 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: kjo

Been years since I’ve” tuned in to:

C(rap) &
B(ull)
S(h$t)


10 posted on 02/20/2012 2:54:35 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


11 posted on 02/20/2012 2:54:59 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: ought-six

Notice how they refer to “her daughters Sasha and Malia.”

I suggest Web Hubbell is the actual father.


12 posted on 02/20/2012 2:55:11 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Civil Union Ping.

Thanks blam.


13 posted on 02/20/2012 2:56:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: blam
Let them eat cake.


14 posted on 02/20/2012 2:59:46 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: satan

Ole Webb was bangin’ MooseChelle too?

Aren’t you confusing your Dem families?


15 posted on 02/20/2012 3:00:19 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: FReepers

DONATE

Less than $4k to Go!


16 posted on 02/20/2012 3:01:51 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Daffynition

This needs to be posted every where, everyday 'til Nov. 6, 2012!


17 posted on 02/20/2012 3:12:07 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kjo

Oh I remember it very well.

They even had video clips of Dubya lugging cut brush from his yard all the while yelping like hyenas that Dubya was taking yet another “vacation”.

All we can hope is that Americans see this constant vacationing in November. It’s not that the President, or his family, don’t have a right to vacation. It’s the constant hypocrisy that grates.


18 posted on 02/20/2012 3:13:09 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: blam

I’ll give her a pass on the trip to South Africa and Botswana. That was, at least, an “Official First Lady” type trip to tout the administration line and act as goodwill ambassador. True, it was funded by taxpayer money, too, but it was not out of line with past First Lady endeavors.

As for the rest...the skiing trip vacations, in particular, rate a major ugh. I’m not saying skiing is necessarily an exclusive sport for the wealthy, but two weeks in Vail doesn’t come cheaply, even without Secret Service protection. Very hypocritical for an administration constantly harping about shared sacrifice and whatnot.


19 posted on 02/20/2012 3:13:52 PM PST by DemforBush (Six o'clock in *Berlin*. They were having lunch in Cleveland.)
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To: blam
Millions are out of work, tens of millions more are living in poverty and struggling to feed themselves ...

Also, 48 million are on food stamps in this country (many of them illegals). That's approximately 1 out 7 people. Meanwhile Moochelle is maxing out the mooch factor with a long weekend in Aspen after returning only a few weeks ago from an extended Xmas vacation in Hawaii.

20 posted on 02/20/2012 3:13:59 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: blam

Can we please get off the Mother-in-Law living in the White House criticism?

Jenna Bush, Laura’s mom lived there too. Was that a problem for you?

There are millions of reasons to criticize Moochelle and her man-child husband. This isn’t one of them.


21 posted on 02/20/2012 3:14:54 PM PST by JRochelle (Note to the MSM: Unemployment has been higher under every month of Obama than any month under Bush.)
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To: kjo
The news media is more corrupt than I've ever seen them.

Today Breathless Ann Compton of ABC led her report on skyrocketing gas prices, and said (quote) 'theres very little any president can do singlehandedly to control gas prices'.

Once again I nearly busted a major artery screaming 'Keystone pipeline' at the radio.

22 posted on 02/20/2012 3:15:49 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

If Republicans can’t make that point in the campaign, they deserve to lose.

Today we have the internet, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The days of the MSM controlling the conversation are long over.


23 posted on 02/20/2012 3:18:42 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: JRochelle
It's not necessary to use that tone with me.

I didn't know that 'others' had lived there too.

Regardless, we elected a person as president...not their extended family.

Republican or Democrat, I don't like it.

Now, go be rude with someone else.

24 posted on 02/20/2012 3:19:19 PM PST by blam
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To: Fishtalk
They even had video clips of Dubya lugging cut brush from his yard all the while yelping like hyenas that Dubya was taking yet another “vacation”.

The problem the elite media had was they hated Crawford, TX. They had to stay in Waco and trek out to the ranch ... Bush had the last laugh ... he knew they hated it. Particularly in the blazing heat of a Texas summer.
By the way I've been to Crawford ... not much to see.

25 posted on 02/20/2012 3:24:15 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: blam

Tone? Really.

This is the second time today I have seen that silly line.

I suppose you would prefer Laura would have sent her mom to live in a nursing home. Not me. I would take my mother in any day. Now a sibling, no.

But that’s just me.


26 posted on 02/20/2012 3:24:25 PM PST by JRochelle (Note to the MSM: Unemployment has been higher under every month of Obama than any month under Bush.)
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To: DemforBush; blam

There were a couple other trips that technically weren’t vacations. A shopping trip to Paris with a large entourage, the trip in Air Force One to NYC to take Moose out to dinner.


27 posted on 02/20/2012 3:26:22 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: JRochelle
"But that’s just me. "

Leave it at that.

28 posted on 02/20/2012 3:28:03 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

And there’s not one obama worshipper who will see anything wrong with moochelle jet setting all over the world. To them it’s like god’s wife needs a break from all the work she’s doing helping humanity.


29 posted on 02/20/2012 3:32:16 PM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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To: nascarnation
The days of the MSM controlling the conversation are long over.

Unfortunately, that sentence is the furthest thing from the reality of it.

30 posted on 02/20/2012 3:35:57 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: JRochelle

Jenna Bush was one of the twin daughters, Lauras mother....

Really?


31 posted on 02/20/2012 3:41:27 PM PST by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: Daffynition

bookmarked


32 posted on 02/20/2012 3:48:22 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Born In America

Jenna Bush was Laura Bush’s daughter and her mother?
This must be one a them mindboggling conumdruminiums.


33 posted on 02/20/2012 3:50:43 PM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
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To: blam

This will not be mentioned in the general.


34 posted on 02/20/2012 3:53:49 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: tumblindice; Born In America
Really?

Jenna Bush was Laura Bush’s daughter and her mother?

Jenna and Barbara Bush - the Bush twin daughters of W and Laura Bush - are named after both of their grandmothers...Jenna and Barbara (Bar).

35 posted on 02/20/2012 4:08:08 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: blam

Meanwhile, I haven’t had a vacation in 10 years. But I’m just a small business owner employing seven people. I don’t deserve one. I deserve more taxes! /s


36 posted on 02/20/2012 4:13:11 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: kjo
The atitude of the media has kinda changed. Obama can do no wrong...his wife is entitled, and the King himself gets to play as much golf as he wants...and nary a word.

--------------------------

 The overriding reason why the press covers for Obama is race. 
 They don't want to see the first black president fail and they 
 will do anything in their power to see that doesn't happen.

 Mooshell is hoping she can have four more years of publicly 
 paid multimillion-dollar vacations, designer wardrobes, 
 private celebrity entertainment and gourmet food.

 Get Out of Our House (GOOOH)

Mo

Michelle says: Put that meat back in the case. Uh-uh... no soda allowed, put that back, too. Grab some arugula and collards and no more than one turnip... STOP! Put that milk and cheese back, you ain't allowed to eat that! Now, get in your electric mini-car and go home... and remember to watch your thermostat... you know Barack don't want you bein' too hot or too cold and if you don't set it right we'll set it for you from the White Hut. Now, turn off the lights and go to sleep. We'll let you know what to do in the morning. Americans will learn to submit. One big socialistic village.

Countdown until Jackwagon leaves Office: 335 days as of February 20, 2012.
37 posted on 02/20/2012 4:19:09 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: JRochelle
Jenna Bush, Laura’s mom lived there too. Was that a problem for you?

Laura's mother was named "Bush?"

38 posted on 02/20/2012 4:23:48 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: tumblindice

>>Jenna Bush was Laura Bush’s daughter and her mother?<<

Many, many years ago
When I was twenty three
I got married to a widow
Pretty as could be.

This widow had a grown up daughter
With flowing hair of red,
My father fell in love with her
And soon the two were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law
And changed my very life.
Now my daughter was my mother,
For she was my father’s wife.

To complicate the matters worse
Although it brought me joy,
I soon became the father
Of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became
A brother-in-law to dad,
And so became my uncle,
Though it made me very sad.

For if he was my uncle,
Then that also made him brother
To the widow’s grown up daughter,
Who of course was my step-mother.

Father’s wife then had a son
Who kept them on the run,
And he became my grandson
For he was my daughter’s son.

My wife is now my mother’s mother
And it makes me blue.
Because although she is my wife,
She’s now my grandma too.

If my wife is my grandmother,
Then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it
It simply drives me wild.

For now I have become
The strangest case you ever saw,
As the husband of my grandmother,
I am my own grandpa!


39 posted on 02/20/2012 4:24:00 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: blam

This may be 16 extended vacations, but she has gone on probably 116 little ones.
Between the two of them they don’t sit on the ground long enough to get the tires changed on their airplanes.


40 posted on 02/20/2012 4:25:42 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ErnBatavia

If you believe that, you are admitting defeat.
We have powerful tools that did not exist 15 yrs ago.
It’s up to us to employ them to destroy the enemy.

The days of the New York Times, Washington Post, and CBS News controlling the flow of information ARE OVER !!


41 posted on 02/20/2012 4:39:45 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: blam

Does anybody know how much these vacations ended up costing us taxpayers so far? Any rough estimates or guesses on the grand total?


42 posted on 02/20/2012 4:45:44 PM PST by dizzykitty (OMG! (Obama Must Go!))
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To: skeeter
WLOX TV in Biloxi, MS said just this morning... that the acquisition of a Danish shipping company by UPS was a sign of an historically strong dollar. I puked up a lung.

LLS

43 posted on 02/20/2012 4:52:57 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: JRochelle
Just because Bush did something does not make it okay. After all, the Department of Homeland Security is his debacle. Bush or obama, mothers-in-law or mothers do not live in the White House. If you were president and took your mom into the White House, as you say you would, I'd be mighty pissed that you were using MY MONEY to take care of your dear parent. There are other options for elder care, and making the rest of us pay for it is not one.
44 posted on 02/20/2012 5:01:26 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: dizzykitty

Just look up the tab we paid for her trip to Spain.

LLS


45 posted on 02/20/2012 5:01:38 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Daffynition

Me thinks those numbers need some updating...


46 posted on 02/20/2012 5:09:27 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: nascarnation
The days of the MSM controlling the conversation are long over.

True they no longer completely control the information available out there. But they still determine the agenda. A scandal will not develop in the public consciousness unless the MSM beats the drum.

The GOP will need to deal with them sooner or later, or the GOP will disappear.

47 posted on 02/20/2012 5:09:58 PM PST by skeeter
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48 posted on 02/20/2012 5:29:42 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: freedumb2003

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door... (slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away

I got a restraining Order yesterday
In case he just won’t stay away.
Jenna, Laura, Babs or Mitt,
I really couldn’t give a ...
Hey look, a squirrel!
.


49 posted on 02/20/2012 5:37:40 PM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
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To: blam

How many taxpayers had to work their whole lives to pay for the Obama vacations?


50 posted on 02/20/2012 5:55:00 PM PST by mom.mom
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