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Michelle Obama Riverdances Through Dublin to the Tune of $7,921,638
Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2014 | Tom Fitton

Posted on 04/17/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT by mojito

When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn.

But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the Obamas have a disturbing lack of regard for taxpayer resources.

Most recently, when reviewing the Obama family travel log, Judicial Watch obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing that President Obama’s June 2013 trip to Belfast, Ireland, including a Dublin sightseeing side trip by Michelle Obama, her daughters, and her entourage, cost the taxpayers $7,921,638.66.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: grifters; ireland; judicialwatch; marieantoinette; michelleobama; obamugabe; wearethejetset
Cost to taxypayers: $7.9 million.

Discovering your white ancestors: Priceless.

1 posted on 04/17/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Obama: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what your country can do for ME”.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 10:00:25 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: mojito

And the media went berserk over W’s 35 golf games.....................


3 posted on 04/17/2014 10:00:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: mojito

A few years ago, I REALLY wanted to go to Ireland to celebrate my niece’s wedding.

I couldn’t afford the airfare and had to miss what was a wonderful family event.

I guess it’s all worth it, because Her Royal Thighness was able to go and have a nice time there at my expense. (Still paying taxes although i am a penniless widow)


4 posted on 04/17/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: fhayek

Movin’ on Up [Theme from The Jeffersons]

Well we’re movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don’t fry in the kitchen;
Beans don’t burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin’,
Just to get up that hill.
Now we’re up in the big leagues,
Gettin’ our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it’s you and me baby,
There ain’t nothin wrong with that.

Well we’re movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 10:02:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: mojito
“the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations........”

Embarrassment would imply conscience or morals. The simply do not want the serfs storming the castle.

6 posted on 04/17/2014 10:07:14 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: mojito

The BLM is going to have to plunder a lot of ranches to cover $7.9 million of entertainment and travel for the first family.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 10:08:14 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: mojito

I’m curious what most Freepers think of the charge that Michelle Obama is actually a Michael.

I didn’t know this until today, but one of the distinct ways to tell if someone is a man or woman is by the length of the ring finger in comparison to the index finger; Men’s ring fingers are noticeably longer than their index finger, while women’s ring finger is about the same or shorter than the index finger.

Not Saying Mind you!.... just asking.

Are there any women in the freeper audience who’s ring finger is noticeably longer than their index?


8 posted on 04/17/2014 10:08:20 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: mojito
excellent take!




9 posted on 04/17/2014 10:09:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mojito

Does anyone have comparable figures for the latest Bush administration? Seems as if they mostly went to the Texas ranch, and I don’t remember such excess for “diplomatic” trips, certainly with not such an entourage.

There was one article recently that wonderfully contrasted Laura Bush’s modest 60th birthday party at the Texas ranch with Michele’s extravaganza for her 50th birthday.


10 posted on 04/17/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: mojito

While Empress Michelle Antoinette is pooping off nearly 8 million tax-payer dollars on a frivolous vacation, her husband’s goons are trying to fleece a rancher of 1 million. And as long as the welfare checks arrive on time, who gives a darn?


11 posted on 04/17/2014 10:10:07 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Safrguns

My right hand, ‘bout even and my left hand the ring finger is longer than the index.

There are too many old pictures of Michelle in her younger years. She’s female.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 10:13:49 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: mojito

Meanwhile we have not been able to afford a family vacation for 5 years. We have been saving up however for a week long lake cabin a few hours away this summer. If we are very careful it will be a non-credit card trip.


13 posted on 04/17/2014 10:18:07 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Aticle 5 convention.)
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To: Irenic

>>> My right hand, ‘bout even and my left hand the ring finger is longer than the index. There are too many old pictures of Michelle in her younger years. She’s female.

Ok... so the finger test is not 100% reliable... thanks.

Now... I’ve seen several utube videos, and MOST of them are not conclusive, lacking a lot of detail or verifiable proof.

However, there is ONE video that is extremely convincing, and was done by a female who sounds very credible with the kind of background of someone who would know. The video goes into extensive detail on several proportional tests.

I personally do NOT believe in spreading dis-information, even if it is on someone who hates America like this PERSON does... So I would like to see this video debunked in detail if it can be... any takers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVAXqKugXkg


14 posted on 04/17/2014 10:31:39 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Safrguns

Just go over to fogbow.com, sign up and post that question.

There are a few experts over there that will be glad to try to validate that.


15 posted on 04/17/2014 10:35:53 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: mojito

No need to go to Detroit, I guess all the Irish relatives have moved out .... or something.


16 posted on 04/17/2014 10:37:50 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 WHITE Union military went to their deaths to free the slaves .... REALLY???!!!)
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To: mojito

Somebody should have taken on a tour of southern and western Irleand. That’s where most of the empty, famine houses are. The homes of a million people who starved to death in the mid 1800s. Maybe she could learn to be a little more grateful for being an American. Might even make her feel proud. (snicker)


17 posted on 04/17/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: JohnnyP

fogbow??? Never heard of it.

Freepers have always been the best at exposing stuff as legit or fake as long as I can remember. Hope we not loosing our edge here.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 10:40:59 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: left that other site

If I could have 0.0005% of what was blown on this trip (about $4K) it would help my family greatly right now. I’m not asking for a hand-out, not at all. Rather, as a TAXPAYER, I’d appreciate a lot less of what I earn being wasted.

A first-family taking a vacation isn’t the issue for me. It’s the numerous vacations, each with a multi-million dollar expense, that I find insulting. If it costs $8M for a vacation, how is it not stealing from taxpayers?


19 posted on 04/17/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: mojito

It’s amazing what these people can get away with. Failing in every area of governance— the economy, employment, deficit, destroying the health care system, all the while living like royalty (pun intended) on taxpayer expense.

Has there ever been a more vile dictatorial president than Obama? I say no.


20 posted on 04/17/2014 10:49:27 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (Obama-worst president in American History)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Could either of those 2 young girls look more bored?

Someone needs to give them some lessons in at least pretending to be pleasant.

I hae to see what they will be as adults.


21 posted on 04/17/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Safrguns

I’d say the ‘lady’ doing that youtube sounds like a robot. hahaha!

Michelle is a big woman, I’ve seen guys that are petite. It is just how it shakes out sometimes. We gets what we gets.

I’d say that’s part of what draws Obama to Michelle— is the fact that she does have very masculine features.


22 posted on 04/17/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: mojito

Folks, here’s a story about Michelle the Moocher
She was a lowdown hoochie coocher
She was the roughest, toughest frail
But Minnie had a heart as SHARP as a NAIL

Hidee hidee hidee hi
Hode hode hode ho
Hee dee hee dee hee dee hee
A hidee hidee hidee ho

She messed around with a bloke named OBAMMY
She loved him though he was FAGGY
He took her down to Chinatown
And he showed her how to kick the gong around

She had a dream about the King of Sweden
He gave her things that she was needin’
He gave her a home built of gold and steel
A diamond car with platinum wheels

He gave her his townhouse and his racing horses
Each meal she GOBBLED was a dozen courses
She had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes
She sat around and counted them all a million times

Hidee hidee hidee hi
Hooh whoaa oh oh whoa
Hidee hidee hidee hi

Poor MICH, Poor MICH, Poor MICH


23 posted on 04/17/2014 10:54:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: mojito

She is a shameful selfish hussy.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 10:54:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: MeshugeMikey

They. look. cheesy.


25 posted on 04/17/2014 10:55:35 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ridesthemiles

the obama kids will be mirror images of mommy and daddy ...

they will share....dads honest forthrightness and mom’s jaded mouthy demeanor


26 posted on 04/17/2014 10:55:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Rebelbase

Yeah, that part really frosts me. They harass a poor rancher guy because he supposedly ain’t paid up. I guess he is supposed to sacrifice for these slugs to have world travel.


27 posted on 04/17/2014 10:57:22 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

VELVEETA at that!


28 posted on 04/17/2014 10:57:39 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mojito
Like the walrus and the oysters, walrus and the oysters photo: The Walrus and the Carpenter 800px-Briny_Beach.jpg Moochie weeps for the tens of thousands of gallons of jet fuel burned for the Obamas' separate vacations, and Rover, and Mrs. Rover, and global warming/climate change/whatever ...... "I weep for you," the Walrus said: "I deeply sympathize." With sobs and tears he sorted out Those of the largest size, Holding his pocket-handkerchief Before his streaming eyes. "O Oysters," said the Carpenter, "You've had a pleasant run! Shall we be trotting home again?' But answer came there none-- And this was scarcely odd, because They'd eaten every one.
29 posted on 04/17/2014 11:00:22 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: mojito

Yeah and when I become president of the United States
you will have Air Force One at your beck and call.

30 posted on 04/17/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: CrazyIvan

——Embarrassment would imply conscience or morals. The simply do not want the serfs storming the castle. -——

Exactly....

Even their lapdog media would have a hard time justifying this extravagance....


31 posted on 04/17/2014 11:09:22 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ridesthemiles

How about Michelle? Could SHE look more bored! All of them are a disgrace! And you’re right. The need to be taught how to act in public, and how to dress in public. They are the First Family.


32 posted on 04/17/2014 11:13:10 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: tumblindice
Like the walrus and the oysters,

Back in the 50's my mom's one extravagance was buying a set of encyclopedias that were in a glass topped book table. In the center shelves were books with short stories and poems. That graphic was like wham a blast from the past. It was in one of those books. Alas,I still have the encyclopedias but the books are missing. Those books drove my love of reading which continues to this day.

33 posted on 04/17/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Irenic

There are too many old pictures of Michelle in her younger years. She’s female.
~~~
Ya...but there are MANY people these days that are born female and choose to mutilate/present themselves in order to become something other than female. Then...if one is offered $$ to appear ‘normal’...


34 posted on 04/17/2014 11:16:55 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: mojito

Sounds like she is in the top 1% for vacation spending.


35 posted on 04/17/2014 11:21:38 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: ridesthemiles

I wonder what parents like that teach their kids directly, aside from what corrupt “values” they teach by their day-to-day actions and character.

Do they actually tell the kids that they are entitled to all of these perks, that it’s payback time for the crackers, or do the kids just learn it all by seeing how the parents and grifter granny operate. Rev. Wright was/is the family values mentor.

Sad for those kids but that entire family oozes an aura of entitlement and social justice (revenge). Humility and grace are as familiar to them as American culture.

The Obamas know deep down that We the People loathe their sorry thieving lawless a$$es and that there can never be enough idol worshipers to cancel out reality.

There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.


36 posted on 04/17/2014 11:25:29 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Starstruck

I also loved the illustrations in the old Baum Wizard of Oz books.


37 posted on 04/17/2014 11:33:23 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: Safrguns

My ring finger is longer and so it my friends. I saw the video and thought I might be a freak, but no, my friend’s finger was longer too.


38 posted on 04/17/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: Cowgirl

Interesting... video sure sounds convincing.

Now we have 3 counts against the finger length test.

Thanks


39 posted on 04/17/2014 11:58:16 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: tumblindice

Your post drove me to e-bay. I found the books and purchased them. Thanks.


40 posted on 04/17/2014 12:26:25 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

[. . .and I don’t remember such excess for “diplomatic” trips, certainly with not such an entourage (by the Bush family).

Bush was criticized for not traveling enough. The media said he had no curiosity about foreign lands.


41 posted on 04/17/2014 1:39:43 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

$8,000,000 for a pleasure trip. Circa 1868 the reconstruction legislature of Louisiana treated themselves to $250,000 dollars worth of Christmas hams-that would be about $8,000,000 in today’s dollars. Nothing has changed.


42 posted on 04/17/2014 1:44:19 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

[Nothing has changed.]

As I remember FDR came under criticism for throwing lavish White House events during the depths of the Great Depression.


43 posted on 04/17/2014 2:38:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

[Nothing has changed.]

As I remember FDR came under criticism for throwing lavish White House events during the depths of the Great Depression.


44 posted on 04/17/2014 2:38:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: mojito

A thrill it is to be honored with a visit by the Banshee.


45 posted on 04/17/2014 2:47:17 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’d like to know how many in that entourage were relatives and friends.


46 posted on 04/17/2014 3:05:40 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Are you referring to the Charity Balls during FDR’s terms in office? They were privately funded.


47 posted on 04/17/2014 3:09:30 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Made In The USA

Yep.

I am so sick of these clowns.


48 posted on 04/17/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: ridesthemiles
I hae to see what they will be as adults.

Well take a look at mama Robinson and then Moochie and observe the constant frowns. Dat be de girls future too.
49 posted on 04/17/2014 8:40:08 PM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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