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Barack Obama’s daughter uninjured in Mexico earthquake
boston globe ^ | 3/20/2012 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 03/20/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT by tobyhill

The White House said Tuesday afternoon that President Obama’s older daughter Malia was unharmed by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico, where she was traveling on a school trip.

“In light of today’s earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger,” said Kristina Schake, communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama.

The quake struck the Oaxaca region of Mexico at 12:02 local time, according to the US Geological Service, and spread over roughly 10 miles.

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


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KEYWORDS: bhomexico; earthquake; malia; obamafamily
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To: ml/nj
Yes.

And they provided each student with a handle of Vodka.

51 posted on 03/20/2012 6:44:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tupelo

why is wookie spawn exempt?


52 posted on 03/20/2012 6:48:51 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: ml/nj

We never had spring break when I was a kid. It was spud harvest vacation in the fall. And then the Mexicans came to town.

Now they have spring break.


53 posted on 03/20/2012 6:49:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: tobyhill; a fool in paradise
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Dog Does Not Bite Man!


54 posted on 03/20/2012 6:51:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: tobyhill
The initial story last night was that she was on "Spring Break."

Today the story refers to her being on a SCHOOL TRIP.

55 posted on 03/20/2012 6:59:41 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: bert

It is called Manners.
or Class
or maybe even Being above that sort of thing.

Did you hear Limbaugh’s apology to the Ms Fluke? He apologized for acting like them.


56 posted on 03/20/2012 7:00:01 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

More koo koo kookiness from Coast to Coast


57 posted on 03/20/2012 7:10:29 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: GeronL

I was uninjured once and had to spend a couple days in the hospital.


58 posted on 03/20/2012 7:31:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid. - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: cubreporter

Heck, my parents wouldn’t allow me to go on any spring vacation when I was in college! They were no dummies.


59 posted on 03/20/2012 7:36:04 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: no one in particular

Perhaps the earthquake is God’s way of keeping the White House (and the Mod Squad?) from nuking the story?


60 posted on 03/20/2012 7:39:33 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1155 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: cubreporter
Spring breaks are for college students... not 13 year olds.

It's OK. She can always get an abortion.

61 posted on 03/20/2012 7:40:41 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: tobyhill

You really have to wonder why this guy would broadcast over and over where his daughter is.


62 posted on 03/20/2012 7:50:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: tobyhill

I had my oil changed, Mrs. td got some new glasses and I bought some stuff at Wal-mart.
You all probably read about it on MSN.


63 posted on 03/20/2012 8:12:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Tupelo
I said “personal attacks” on the children because they will get yanked and besides we have enough to slam Obama on just for them going.
64 posted on 03/20/2012 8:29:55 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: llandres
I have no idea what kind of school would allow a trip to a country on the travel advisory list?

They might as well have gone to Afghanistan.

65 posted on 03/20/2012 8:32:48 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: tobyhill

strangely enough, there was a guy on FR telling of a major earthquake on march 22 in roughly the same area

this was the original link... now dead:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2861294/posts

i don’t think it was the major event he predicted (a 5 degree shift in the axis), but still a significant event.

could it be a warm up?


66 posted on 03/20/2012 9:43:36 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: tobyhill
It's funny how the article never mentions that it's the Obama administration that issued the travel advisory that they just ignored themselves.

Ignored? Heck, it was an effective way of sweeping the travel destination clean of debris-- er I mean regular American tourists.

67 posted on 03/20/2012 9:51:14 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: tobyhill

I read that it is a “school service project.” What kind of service project? Are these 13 year old privileged American school children doing the work that Mexicans won’t do? OR why are these children doing service projects in Mexico when they come from a city that is full of poverty and run-down projects. They could walk around the corner from the US Capitol building and find embarrasing slums that could use with some improvement. They could mentor some impoverished American children who are relegated to the worst schools in America. But it is probably too dangerous to let these children loose in DC.


68 posted on 03/20/2012 9:58:24 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: tobyhill
It's funny how the article never mentions that it's the Obama administration that issued the travel advisory that they just ignored themselves.

From Travel Warning Mexico posted by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Bureau of Consular Affairs on February 08, 2012.

Oaxaca: No warning is in effect.

69 posted on 03/20/2012 10:35:12 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: tobyhill

I was being tongue in cheek - all initial reportage was that her trip (taking her friends along) was for spring break.

After what I’m sure was considerable fall-out once the public got wind of it, the WH is now calling it a “school trip”.

As I said, wonder when will we hear more details.

(crickets :-)


70 posted on 03/20/2012 10:38:25 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Doe Eyes

Kind of strange that Oaxaca is a major drug supply route from Central America.

http://www.sipaz.org/data/oax_en_01.htm


71 posted on 03/21/2012 3:36:09 AM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: petitfour

They could have gone to Detroit or Camden instead.


72 posted on 03/21/2012 3:39:06 AM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: GeronL
You know what happens at Spring Break...

Well, now you know why obama is so insistent on EASY FREE abortions.

73 posted on 03/21/2012 6:56:24 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: llandres

Tomorrow the media will be calling it a “Listening Tour”.

By Friday, they will announce his daughter is running for the Senate.


74 posted on 03/21/2012 7:03:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

possibly related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2861738/posts


75 posted on 03/21/2012 7:06:40 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tobyhill

Yep, I could tell. “Wookie Spawn” kinda gave me a clue.


76 posted on 03/21/2012 12:42:25 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

A very good friend of mine was killed in Oaxaca back in hte day, 1975. Evidently, there was a disagreement over payment of something.


77 posted on 03/21/2012 12:58:10 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good for you. We didn’t go on Spring breaks either. We hung out at home and helped around the house as we prepared for the summer. We lived in a place where EVERYONE worked during the summer months to make their money for the following school year. Poor us, no spring break. It really affected us... NOT!!!


78 posted on 03/21/2012 5:08:50 PM PDT by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: GeronL

I’m old fashioned... it is too young.


79 posted on 03/21/2012 5:09:37 PM PDT by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: cubreporter

I totally agree with you.


80 posted on 03/21/2012 5:11:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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