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MEDIA BLACKOUT of Michelle Obama’s 24 Day Hawaii Vacation
Gateway Pundit ^ | January 14, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor, FreeRepublic

Posted on 01/14/2014 2:45:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Obama at an earlier vacation in Spain.

There have been no media reports on First Lady Michelle Obama’s extended Hawaii vacation since it was abruptly announced she was staying behind when her husband and daughters returned to Washington from the family’s annual Christmas vacation to the state where the president was raised as a teenager.

A Google News search shows only a handful of articles just after New Year’s Day based on local reports Obama was staying at the Maui estate of Oprah Winfrey. Those articles mentioned Maui locals upset by road closures near Winfrey’s estate. Since then there have been no reports of Obama dining out (which she loves to do), hitting the beach or being seen in public at all.

The only reporter to break the news blackout of late is Keith Koffler, who reported that according to a White House schedule, she is expected to headline a White House event this Wednesday, thus ending her nearly four week vacation.

The Obama administration has a history of bullying the press to keep them from reporting on the Obama family’s luxury vacations at taxpayer expense. Once again it appears the media has acquiesced. Not even the paparazzi have dared take pictures of Obama on her extended vacation.

Koffler reported it is estimated Obama’s separate return travel and Secret Service retinue will cost an additional $200,000 on top of the estimated $4 million cost of the family’s Christmas vacation.

The First Lady turns 50 years old this Friday. A gala White House party is planned for Saturday night, but guests are being encouraged to eat dinner beforehand. The Obamas would have had to borne the cost of their guests’ dinner as this is a private party and not an affair of state that could be paid by the taxpayers. There is no word on whether there will be a cash or open bar.

Obama won’t stay home for long, however. She is set to wing her way to the West Coast at the end of January for Democratic Party fundraisers in Los Angeles and San Francisco.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: michelleobama; msm; obama
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1 posted on 01/14/2014 2:45:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe she’s at the Betty Ford Clinic.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 2:49:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

....SO,,I’m guessing the cost to the tax payer has doubled from 4.5 million to over 8


3 posted on 01/14/2014 2:49:30 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh God.

I see she is wearing her boob belt a little higher these days.

4 posted on 01/14/2014 2:49:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michelle is "vacationing" with Oprah, Valerie Jarrett, and Holder's wife.

It's a political planning session to squeeze more money out of the middle class...count on it.

5 posted on 01/14/2014 2:49:59 PM PST by what's up
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is having about 50lbs. of fat hoovered out of her can.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 2:50:55 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m betting north of $5 mil per day.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 2:51:33 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On OUR money.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 2:56:05 PM PST by Ray76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With her 50th coming up, I’d guess facelift, boob job, ass lift, something in the vanity department.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 2:58:45 PM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The National Inquirer is all over it:

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA DIVORCE BOMBSHELL!

The two locked horns in a series of ugly fights during their recent Hawaiian getaway, but sources say the death blow came when Michelle learned that the Secret Service has covered up Obama’s cheating – twice.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 2:59:41 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47
You can bet there'll be lavish trays of "snacks" and canapes on groaning buffets during Moochelle's lavish birthday party.

The party-throwers know very well that everyone would get drunk on the booze being served if they didn't have some form of food laid out to keep the tummies of the revelers properly lined.

There's always a sleight-of-hand connected with everything the Moochers-in-Chief do....and the lavish PR about no lavish dinner being served doesn't mean that drinks and hors'd oeuvres a-plenty won't be served to the lavish guests.

Leni

11 posted on 01/14/2014 3:01:34 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The ruling liberal elite does what it damn well pleases with our money and looks down its nose at the people working to pay taxes to fund her trip.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 3:03:52 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

mooch is feeding and isn’t to be disturbed.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 3:04:07 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: FReepers
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14 posted on 01/14/2014 3:05:53 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: TexasCajun

Since the cheating was with women, it must be fiction.


15 posted on 01/14/2014 3:05:55 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Secret Agent Man

LOL!


16 posted on 01/14/2014 3:06:16 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The First Lady turns 50 years old this Friday. A gala White House party is planned for Saturday night, but guests are being encouraged to eat dinner beforehand. The Obamas would have had to borne the cost of their guests’ dinner as this is a private party and not an affair of state that could be paid by the taxpayers. There is no word on whether there will be a cash or open bar.

Classy couple, those Obamas.
17 posted on 01/14/2014 3:07:09 PM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: MinuteGal

The presidents pay for the food and drinks for their families or for all private get togethers.


18 posted on 01/14/2014 3:07:46 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: TexasCajun

I'm trying to distinguish who's arms and hands are more manly. I think it is a three way tie.

19 posted on 01/14/2014 3:09:32 PM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: TexasCajun

The national enquirer has been right before.

perhaps her ire will distract him from further ruining the nation for a while.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 3:10:24 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: TexasCajun

That is one pitiful picture. They are both so unhappy.

What’s Reggie Love going to do?


21 posted on 01/14/2014 3:11:16 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the state where the president was raised as a teenager.

Interesting, not where he was born???


22 posted on 01/14/2014 3:12:21 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BenLurkin

If they have marriage rehab there.

I believe that saying that Michelle was staying in Hawaii for her birthday was lie #4568 emanating from this WH.

There is nothing this WH won’t lie about...


23 posted on 01/14/2014 3:13:28 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn
Who the hell celebrates their birthday for 24 days straight? Let there be NO DOUBT that there's a huge cushion (no pun intended) for physical recovery built into the duration of this "birthday vacation".

She will emerge looking different just like Hillary looks different after her months-long hiatus following Benghazi.

25 posted on 01/14/2014 3:20:05 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cosmetic surgery, face lift. It takes weeks for the swelling to subside.

Just the kind of thing a rich old gal would want when she turns 50.

It will be fun to compare before and after photos after she emerges.


26 posted on 01/14/2014 3:21:22 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Mauai tip over?


27 posted on 01/14/2014 3:23:34 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: DallasSun; flaglady47; Maine Mariner
The costs will be underwritten by adoring lobbyists, contractors, donors, whoever.

I guarantee you...not a dime will come out of the Obama's pockets.

I know how it's done and how it's covered.....I assure you.

Leni

28 posted on 01/14/2014 3:27:49 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The First Lady turns 50 years old this Friday. A gala White House party is planned for Saturday night, but guests are being encouraged to eat dinner beforehand. The Obamas would have had to borne the cost of their guests’ dinner as this is a private party and not an affair of state that could be paid by the taxpayers

Disgusting grifters.

29 posted on 01/14/2014 3:35:47 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blackout? That rasis!


30 posted on 01/14/2014 3:48:27 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: BenLurkin

“Maybe she’s at the Betty Ford Clinic.”

More like the Betty Crocker Clinic.


31 posted on 01/14/2014 3:52:50 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the National Enquirer is right, and the media, ever eager to prop up their Clown, is obeying his boss Valerie.


32 posted on 01/14/2014 3:57:26 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MinuteGal

I know well how it is done. The presidents pay for their own expenses. Period.


33 posted on 01/14/2014 3:59:01 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
i hope they get soooo sick of mooch being there that one of them finally coughs up the boy's birth certificate...

wait, nevermind

34 posted on 01/14/2014 4:01:15 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Steely Tom
From the National Enquirer, the same publication that had the John Edwards story that the media ignored...

"...in­cident, sources said the first couple moved into separate White House bedrooms, and Michelle met with di­vorce attorneys."

35 posted on 01/14/2014 4:04:04 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I remember a time when the Media scorched GW for vacationing at HIS OWN RANCH in Crawford.

But if Obama golfs 20 times a month, takes lavish trips all the the world and to Hawaii....that's just fine!!

Everything that's wrong with this country can be traced back to our dishonest, corrupt, blatantly biased Mainstream Media.

36 posted on 01/14/2014 4:09:04 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Old Yeller

> Blackout? That rasis!

Yeah. What he said.


37 posted on 01/14/2014 4:12:19 PM PST by glorgau
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To: tet68

Yes interesting…

I remember when the National Enquirer was a laughable, sensationalist, unserious rag.

Sad thing, Now I believe these people 100% more than the MSM.

Hell, you have to go to British news papers to get any real news here.


38 posted on 01/14/2014 4:13:44 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Jedidah

Cosmetic surgery, face lift. It takes weeks for the swelling to subside.

Just the kind of thing a rich old gal would want when she turns 50.

It will be fun to compare before and after photos after she emerges.
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Please don’t be shocked if she returns with a new look...as in... a sex-change, LOL. Maybe she will now be Mike.


39 posted on 01/14/2014 4:13:55 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: DanielRedfoot

By here I mean the US, not FR


40 posted on 01/14/2014 4:15:21 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Carbonsteel

The media is more of a symptom than the disease, IMO. Their grandfathers never got away with anything like this. Look at newspapers from World War II or the fifties.


41 posted on 01/14/2014 4:16:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Ms Mable; Jedidah

Don’t laugh, but I suspect they’re planning her presidential run.


42 posted on 01/14/2014 4:17:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: TexasCajun

The Mooch: “Daymn, I’m like be SO OVER ‘dis beard crap! ‘Dey all know we be fakin’ ‘em no how. ‘Dat muzzie Huma can front for ‘dat white Clinton girl all she be like but I be DONE ‘wid it!” Barry: “Just think of Reggie....Must think of Reggie....Only Reggie....”


43 posted on 01/14/2014 4:24:28 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing would surprise me at this point. If that does happen I would love to see the Clinton’s faces when they are told.


44 posted on 01/14/2014 4:25:45 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: DallasSun
Ostensibly they do.

In reality, they don't. I've been there.

Leni

45 posted on 01/14/2014 4:29:17 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The media is more of a symptom than the disease, IMO. Their grandfathers never got away with anything like this. Look at newspapers from World War II or the fifties.”

I disagree. The Media in America...the Western Media in general has always had a deep seeded hatred for this country and every founding principle that made her great. Evidence of it can be seen going all the way back to WWI.

They just become more brazen and open about it in the early 60’s.

Now, all pretenses are gone and their disdain for America is out in the open for all to see. Trouble is that too many people agree with them and feel we need to be taken down a notch, if not completely.

46 posted on 01/14/2014 4:29:47 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Plastic surgery....I’d bet dollars to donuts


47 posted on 01/14/2014 4:32:37 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

I didn’t know our technology had progressed to that point.


48 posted on 01/14/2014 4:33:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: MinuteGal

So have I and so has Laura and she will be the first to tell you it does not happen. Not with W and even moreso, according to her, would it be with the Obamas. I respect your opinion, I simply disagree with you because I have been told differently by two people who have been there. One with many presidents. Some might accept money, many would not, do not, did not. Thanks for your reply


49 posted on 01/14/2014 4:37:25 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I didn’t know our technology had progressed to that point.

Considering some the work done on the Hollywood crowd basically turning them into freaks...you are probably right...

50 posted on 01/14/2014 4:38:25 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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