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Michelle Obama visits Spanish city of Ronda
AP ^ | August 7, 2010 | IAIN SULLIVAN

Posted on 08/07/2010 6:52:59 AM PDT by maggief

RONDA, Spain — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha on Saturday visited the picturesque southern city of Ronda, once a favorite haunt of actor-director Orson Welles and author Ernest Hemingway.

Security was tight as Mrs. Obama and 9-year-old Sasha toured Santa Maria, a classic Andalusian-style church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

The group — which included an unknown number of the first lady's friends — had driven into the hilltop city in a motorcade and later stopped for lunch at Del Escudero restaurant, set in a baronial style 19th century villa with typical whitewashed walls and red roof tiles located next to the bullring.

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The Obama party is due to attend a charity event hosted by actors Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria on Saturday night, Marbella newspaper La Tribuna said.

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Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: maggief
The group — which included an unknown number of the first lady's friends

So many they couldn't count them all. Do you think we'll at least get a thank you card for providing them the vacation of a lifetime?

2 posted on 08/07/2010 6:56:37 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: maggief

she went into a church like that???


3 posted on 08/07/2010 6:57:02 AM PDT by avital2
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To: maggief

http://www.delescudero.com/escuderoing.html

Restautante del Escudero


4 posted on 08/07/2010 6:57:19 AM PDT by maggief
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To: bgill

Did she forgot to remove her napkin from her shirt after having lunch?


5 posted on 08/07/2010 6:57:47 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: maggief

This poor woman is going to need a nice long vacation after all this...this...vacationing.


6 posted on 08/07/2010 7:00:08 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SanFranDan

lol i was about to say the same thing!


7 posted on 08/07/2010 7:01:06 AM PDT by musicbymuzak
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To: maggief
The group — which included an unknown number of the first lady's friends

Are all these leeches traveling courtesy of the US taxpayer? I find that hard to believe. If Robert Gibbs had any brains he would clarify the situation and tell us these hangers on paid their own way

Until then I believe the worst and let the Obamas take the heat. Damn parasites

8 posted on 08/07/2010 7:01:44 AM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: SanFranDan
Did she forgot to remove her napkin from her shirt after having lunch?

LOL. I would guess she had the fashion plate special.

9 posted on 08/07/2010 7:04:09 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: dennisw

odd, look at her shoes. In one pic she is in flats and in another tennis shoes. Does someone carry around an extra pair for her.

And does she have any white friends?


10 posted on 08/07/2010 7:05:06 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: avital2

Yes, she went to church in pants and sneakers. Changed into designer shoes for lunch.


11 posted on 08/07/2010 7:05:29 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: maggief

So where is Barack while Wookie is out of town? Hanging with Tiger Woods?


12 posted on 08/07/2010 7:07:17 AM PDT by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
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To: maggief

Kmart should be so proud of their clothing line.

The tour guide (?) is the nicest dressed in the herd.


13 posted on 08/07/2010 7:08:01 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: ladyjane

Yes, she went to church in pants and sneakers>>>>>>

Hard to tell but those look like plain old Converse low cut sneakers. Didn’t she buy a $500 pair of sneakers last year...was commented about


14 posted on 08/07/2010 7:09:02 AM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: maggief

15 posted on 08/07/2010 7:09:25 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: dennisw
Are all these leeches traveling courtesy of the US taxpayer? I find that hard to believe. If Robert Gibbs had any brains he would clarify the situation and tell us these hangers on paid their own way Until then I believe the worst and let the Obamas take the heat. Damn parasites

Supposedly they pay their own hotel bills etc. However, flight over on a USA government Jet was paid for by us. I bet much more is paid for by the taxpayer also but they are cooking the books to make it seem otherwise. We are also paying for all the security personnel and for the first wookie's personal staff, AND we are paying for the part of the visit when she visits the Queen and King.

16 posted on 08/07/2010 7:11:20 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice.


17 posted on 08/07/2010 7:13:22 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: bgill

Hey Michelle do you still hate your country now that your $375,000 vacation was paid for by the tax payers? The only frigging family in the country that goes on vacation every other month.


18 posted on 08/07/2010 7:15:48 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: maggief
I am sure her friends at the nation of Islam were along for the ride on Whiteys dime..
19 posted on 08/07/2010 7:16:14 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: calex59

the security detail is numbered at over 60 — they have to be housed, fed, etc. at our expense


20 posted on 08/07/2010 7:17:09 AM PDT by avital2
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To: calex59
Supposedly they pay their own hotel bills etc. However, flight over on a USA government Jet was paid for by us. I bet much more is paid for by the taxpayer also but they are cooking the books to make it seem otherwise. We are also paying for all the security personnel and for the first wookie's personal staff, AND we are paying for the part of the visit when she visits the Queen and King.

That's the best way to obscure and finesse it. Say they are paying their own way but in reality Michelle's posse is paying the rock bottom minimum for a very expensive trip with many extraneous expenses such as Secret Service

21 posted on 08/07/2010 7:18:18 AM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: thethirddegree

This is out of hand. Seriously. I honestly can not believe I am witnessing this and yet, the American people slumber on.


22 posted on 08/07/2010 7:18:35 AM PDT by riri
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To: All

My condolences to the people of Ronda.


23 posted on 08/07/2010 7:19:12 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: paulycy
You are reading my mind today! I thought the same thing, except I would not have the ability to post the pic. You people amaze me.

Now everyone, sing along....

24 posted on 08/07/2010 7:21:58 AM PDT by gramho12 (Our forefathers gave up everything for our freedom; what have we done?)
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To: bgill

That’s great.

This shows the Obama’s are very keen on Islam and supporting them.

Andalusian was a former Muslim stronghold of the Iberian peninsula.


26 posted on 08/07/2010 7:25:01 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
This shows the Obama’s are very keen on Islam and supporting them.

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28 posted on 08/07/2010 7:28:21 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Oh God! Aunt Esther did it for me! LOLOL!


29 posted on 08/07/2010 7:29:15 AM PDT by SpinyNorman (Carbon credits are designed to be the slush fund of the New World Order.)
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“Mrs. Obama visited Casa del Rey Moro”

How fitting. House of the Moor King.


30 posted on 08/07/2010 7:29:50 AM PDT by Varda
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To: dennisw

I thought of the exact same thing. Where does it say in our Constitution that the First Lady is entitled to a private jet and gets an unlimited expense account to go where ever she desires?

I’d like to see this bill given to the Obama’s to pay. I see no reason, or justification; that just because she’s one woman who may occassionally engage in sexual congress with the President; she’s entitled to a 4 yr, unlimited expense vacation with whomever she wants to take, and go whereever she desires to go.

This is what Democrats do, invent ‘rights’ and ‘priviledge’ and then abuse them. Clinton turned the White House Lincoln Bedroom into a private hotel/brothel.


31 posted on 08/07/2010 7:29:57 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Americanexpat

“Hey Michelle do you still hate your country now that your $375,000 vacation was paid for by the tax payers? The only frigging family in the country that goes on vacation every other month.”

“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country. SUCKERS!”

They always leave that off for some reason....


32 posted on 08/07/2010 7:30:58 AM PDT by SpinyNorman (Carbon credits are designed to be the slush fund of the New World Order.)
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To: bgill

Diva First Wookie is retracing the steps of Evita Peron.

I think I’ll start writing a musical about the First Wookie “Don’t cry for me Chicago”


33 posted on 08/07/2010 7:34:27 AM PDT by y6162
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To: y6162

First Wookie singing “Don’t cry for me Chicago” >>>>>

lol lol lol lol


34 posted on 08/07/2010 7:38:18 AM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: gramho12

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36 posted on 08/07/2010 7:58:43 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: maggief

Michelle Obama:

“As you can see folks, the last go around, the Muslims made it ALL THE WAY TO SPAIN! Now that’s what I’m talk’n about people....this time, they’ll take over all of Europe and, what’s that - shut up? (political advisor whispers in Michelle’s ear). Any way folks, time for shopping!”


37 posted on 08/07/2010 7:58:43 AM PDT by khnyny (Worst US environmental disaster EVER - BP Oil Spill in the Gulf - Obama's Fault!!!)
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To: Americanexpat

After reading the expenses for the Spain trip from Drudge (was linked to some UK paper), I was curious if there has been any other first family that has spent this much (or even close to it) in the history of the USA... As far as I know, Jackie O. is the next one...

This is getting more ridiculous every day :/


38 posted on 08/07/2010 8:10:34 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: bgill

I think this is great. I think they should stop at Monaco next, with a stop at St. Barts on the return trip. The American public is taking note.


40 posted on 08/07/2010 8:25:49 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: khnyny

“the last go around, the Muslims made it ALL THE WAY TO SPAIN! “

Al-Andalus was the name used by the Muslim population of the Iberian Peninsula for the territory that was under Muslim rule ...But the term survived in the form of Andalucía, the name given to the southern regions of Spain, this being the area where Muslim rule had lasted longest.

http://www.islamawareness.net/Europe/Spain/andalucia1.html


41 posted on 08/07/2010 8:40:48 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: bgill

More than 400 tickets have been sold for the Starlite Gala at 1000 euros each...
Could be used to pay for this TRIP !


42 posted on 08/07/2010 9:03:33 AM PDT by traumer
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To: dennisw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage !!


43 posted on 08/07/2010 9:06:05 AM PDT by traumer
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To: bgill
And we thought the Clintons were the supreme grifters?

Ha! Were we ever fooled!

45 posted on 08/07/2010 9:17:28 AM PDT by Gritty (I've been a little amused at people at these rallies who complain about taxes-B. Hussein Obama, 04/1)
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To: Varda

Aren’t Moors, MUSLIMS??? Black Muslims??


46 posted on 08/07/2010 9:22:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: khnyny

The Muslims made it all the way to VIENNA!! Thank God for the Knights!!


47 posted on 08/07/2010 9:23:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Moors are the Muslims that conquered and subjugated Spain.


48 posted on 08/07/2010 9:43:39 AM PDT by Varda
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To: bgill

Doesn’t it just warm the cockles of your heart that us taxpayer saps are footing the bill for Michelle and Sasha’s extravagant vacation? It’s time to send these bunch of thugs back to Chi-town!!


49 posted on 08/07/2010 9:52:50 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: kenmcg
The tax payers are not saps, they did not have anything to say about it. Or could not approve or disapprove this vacation. The Obamas own this one and consistently show they have mo respect for the American people. Now who will remember this in 2012?
50 posted on 08/07/2010 10:22:22 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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