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Malia in Mexico story vanishing from the Web
Times247 ^ | 3/19/12 | Eric Ritz

Posted on 03/19/2012 5:59:15 PM PDT by lward99

Have you heard that Malia Obama, the president’s daughter, is reportedly spending her spring break in Oaxaca, Mexico?

Allegedly, she’s jetting off with some of her classmates and 25 Secret Service agents to a country that the State Department has said all Americans should avoid. But something is different about the latest “Obama vacation controversy:” references to it are disappearing from the Internet — and fast.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 201203; 20120319; feedingatthetrough; lifeisbutadream; malia; mexico; oaxaca; obama; obamafamily; obamafaminly; obamavacation; vacations
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To: 1rudeboy

He probably is, so was I. Since when did FR decide to join the obammy owned MSM and do what dear leader says.

151 posted on 03/20/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: null and void
Actually, we have a jacuzzi and don't use it, so I don't need or want a hot tub permit. ;-)

I really do understand your point about the power of the White House compared to local officials, although local officials can cause a lot more problems for local media than the president can realistically cause to Free Republic, or for that matter, any other national-level media outlet.

For example, there is close to zero chance that a serious and sustained assault by President Obama on Free Republic would do anything to harm Free Republic's donor base, and actually would probably help Free Republic a great deal. Plus, Free Republic would get lots of support from top-level lawyers and politicians defending it. Look what happened with Rush Limbaugh; he seems to have won the boycott battle with no significant consequences. In two different newspapers I've had to face threats of advertiser boycotts. Each case was won by me or my bosses with no serious damage, but if I did something like going after the 13-year-old daughter of the mayor, I would expect financial consequences.

This is the wrong battle to fight. I'll totally defend stories on DWIs or drunkenness by presidential teenage kids, but this Mexican vacation isn't in that category — let's question the president's wisdom in sending his daughter to a dangerous country, but do it when she's home and no longer at risk without publicizing the details of her location. Going after the 13-year-old daughter of the president will gain Barack Obama sympathy, not the other way around.

As long as we're talking hot tubs, I have a sewer board meeting in half an hour. Things got so bad there a few years ago (allegations of insider financial deals, plus multiple spills of tens of thousands of gallons of raw sewage onto people's front yards and other private property, more than a hundred angry people showing up at meetings to scream at the board) that the state had to come in and do a special audit. Eventually all but one board member was replaced by the county commission. Things are better now, but as the old saying goes, “All politics is local.”

The message to remember is that in most cases, local elected and appointed officials can do tremendously more damage to ordinary people's lives than the federal government. If we want to get good elected officials at the national level, it's not a bad idea to seek state legislative candidates with experience in local government and congressional and senatorial candidates with experience in state government. You can find out a lot about elected officials from seeing how they conduct themselves on the local level.

152 posted on 03/20/2012 9:41:49 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"Is she chaperoned?"
Why yes... they are; Bubba "Little Slick Willie" Klintoon excitedly "volunteered"
his services since Teddy "Swimmer" Kennedy/ Chris Dodd were not available.

153 posted on 03/20/2012 9:48:39 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: darrellmaurina

Whoopsie: Down The Rabbit Hole Alice – Media Scrubs News Of Malia Obama Mexican Vacation. Why? Perhaps Because “Non-Essential Personnel Travel by government personnel and their families are prohibited” ???

Update @10:40am Politico is reporting the News Sites were scrubbed at the request of the White House: Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, emails to confirm this was a White House effort:

154 posted on 03/20/2012 10:48:09 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: BuckeyeTexan
HEY buckeye.
she is 13 years old, old enough to qualify for free condoms, just write her dad a letter and ask, he stated 12 year olds can get FREE condoms... so please don't call her a child...she would not be pleased with that at 13..
155 posted on 03/20/2012 6:18:15 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: mojitojoe
Probably shortly after people started treating FR like their personal Twitter account (if they have the cojones to post on their personal account what they can do here in anonymity).
156 posted on 03/20/2012 6:25:48 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: darrellmaurina
Regarding the thought that the Secret Service did this, did the Secret Service hide the news when Hillary and Chelsea Clinton went to South Africa on a trip? No.

It's not being scrubbed for protection. It's being scrubbed because it's the worst yet example of the Obama family acting like royalty on the national treasury.

It was outrageous when Michelle Obama went to Spain with the entourage that she had.

This is worse because it's at the command of the 13-year-old princess daughter.

The Obamas don't want the public to be reminded of their largesse during the run-up to the election.


157 posted on 03/20/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: jda; Lazamataz

>> The problem is that people think free speech is a mandate, but there are times when we all have the right to choose not to speak.


158 posted on 03/22/2012 1:43:48 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

Then why don’t they shut up and quit posting articles about the Obama girl in Mexico if they don’t want us posting comments? - or else just immediately delete ANY article about the Obama girl in Mexico. - That’s easy enough.

159 posted on 03/22/2012 2:32:56 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Twinkie

The news was already made prior to the post for discussion.

160 posted on 03/22/2012 4:42:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Bump on abuse of power

161 posted on 05/15/2013 8:27:02 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: null and void

“The article on her visit has been nuked several times on FR today.”

Appears to be ‘nuked’ on Washington Times as well...

162 posted on 05/15/2013 8:35:26 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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