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  • X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing underage male child actor..

    04/17/2014 5:42:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    Just a month before his next film X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to release, director Bryan Singer has been accused of child molestation. According to documents filed in Hawaii, 31-year-old Michael Egan claims Singer used his power in the entertainment industry to sexually exploit him when he was an underage teen actor striking it out in Los Angeles. Now Egan is suing the director, for $300,000 for the 'catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries' he says he suffered, the documents filed Wednesday explain.
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 83 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Laws and Politicians are made to be broken

    03/28/2014 8:50:28 PM PDT · by Noremac · 14 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 28, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Photo Credit - (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Living in the Tarnished State is a gift that just keeps giving. A most amazing, but not terribly surprising event was reported in varying degrees of detail over the last 24 hours, about a California Democrat State Senator – a major gun-control advocate. The Los Angeles Times summarizes the headline: State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) and a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" were arrested Wednesday as part of a public corruption probe after a series of raids by federal and gang task force officials, the FBI confirmed. Yee,...
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • Did Barack Obama Sr. visit Hawaii in 1971?

    04/05/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 April 2014 | Shawn Glasco
    “Your father’s coming to see you,” Ann Dunham told her ten-year-old son Barack Obama, Jr. before a month-long Obama Sr. Christmas visit in 1971, as narrated in Dreams from My Father. Obama Sr.'s Hawaii visit, reportedly part of a "recuperation" after a "bad car accident" in Kenya, included "drives" around "the island," "short walks past" "the remodeled hospital where [Barack Jr.] had been born," and "a talk" to Barack Jr.'s fifth-grade class about "wild animals" that "roamed the plains" of Kenya. And, most importantly, Obama Sr.'s Hawaii visit gave credence that Obama Sr. was, in fact, Barack Jr.'s father. 1....
  • Evidence the Hawaii Medical Examiner turned a blind eye to the death of Loretta Fuddy

    03/31/2014 10:55:40 AM PDT · by ethical · 664 replies
    birtherreport ^ | March 31, 2014 | Linda Jordan
    Seeing With One’s Own Eyes : Evidence the Hawaii Medical Examiner turned a blind eye to the death of Loretta Fuddy by Linda Jordan The principal aim of an autopsy is to determine the cause of death when the cause of death is equivocal or unknown. It is a “strictly the facts ma’am” kind of procedure. A Medical Examiner or Coroner simply reports what is “seen with their own eyes” concerning the condition of the body and organs after an autopsy. A review of the deceased’s medical history is also included in their assessment. When all is said and done...
  • TEXAS SEES GREATER DECLINES IN WELFARE THAN NATION, CALIFORNIA NUMBERS RISE

    03/25/2014 11:32:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | March 25,2014 | by CHUCK DEVORE
    The number of food stamp recipients (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) fell in Texas in 2013, dropping 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 3.9 million recipients in December 2013. Nationally, SNAP caseload declined by 2.1 percent from December 2012 to December 2013 as the job market gradually warmed up. California’s SNAP caseload bucked the national trend, increasing 4.1 percent to 4.3 million recipients, the second-largest percentage increase in the nation behind Maryland. Eleven states saw an increase in their SNAP rolls, Maryland, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska and Rhode Island , while...
  • FDA has continuously warned against condom use for anal sex - it’s time to sue Planned Parenthood

    03/24/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | by Rita Diller
    March 20, 2014 (STOPP.org) - Planned Parenthood pushes condoms continuously. Use condoms for anal sex to prevent disease transmission, it says. The condom mantra is at the heart of all the “comprehensive sex ed” programs. Yet, Representative Bob McDermott, who is tenaciously fighting the Planned Parenthood-promoted Pono Choices sex program aimed at middle school children in Hawaii, pointed out as early as February 3 that the FDA has warned about the dangers of using condoms for anal sex and that Pono Choices fails to pass those warnings on to students. In fact, the FDA says on its website that anal...
  • Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes

    03/20/2014 10:59:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 12:50 AM EDT | Sam Eifling
    Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated debate. Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act. Critics, including human trafficking experts and other police, say it’s unnecessary and could further victimize sex workers, many of whom have been forced into the trade. …
  • Watch Cory Booker Claim He ‘Drove To Hawaii’ As A Teenager During Climate Talkathon

    03/11/2014 2:43:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | march 11, 2014
    While you try to wrap your mind around that self-absorbed bit of self-serving political theater, take a break and enjoy the clip above where Cory Booker actually begins to muse nostalgically about first getting his driver’s license as a teen in New Jersey. His eyes turn misty as he remembers the “only trip” he ever took was to drive to Hawaii, and it was a beautiful – wait, what?!
  • Hawaii ponders: Time to start taxing insurers for not participating in our ObamaCare exchange

    03/11/2014 1:06:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Five months and approaching a coupla’ hundred million dollars in federal grants later, Hawaii still hasn’t made much progress on mending their terrifically botched ObamaCare exchange website, and the clock is ticking. With barely a few weeks to go until the open enrollment period ends (for now — I have very little faith that His Highness won’t issue another royal decree somehow extending that deadline, too), the state government is entering panic mode over their super-low enrollment figures and their definitive lack of a long-term financing plan for the exchange, which needs to be self-sustaining by the start of 2015....
  • Senate Democrats plan an all-nighter Monday for climate change

    03/07/2014 1:27:32 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 76 replies
    Washingyon Post ^ | 3/7/14 | Ed O'Keffe
    At least 28 Senate Democrats plan to spend hours Monday night and early Tuesday speaking on the Senate floor in a push for congressional action on climate change. It's a strategy that's been in the works for several months, organized by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who've been seeking to raise awareness about their concerns on and off the Senate floor. Adopting a strategy used in the past year by some Senate Republicans, the Democrats will begin speaking Monday night after a series of votes and continue until about 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to...
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • Grim scenario for Hawaii's Obamacare plan: The numbers don't add up

    02/27/2014 11:58:37 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
    As the Hawaii Legislature weighs bills that would make sweeping changes to the state’s Obamacare program, the interim director of Hawaii's healthcare exchange on Wednesday laid out a grim financial picture facing the agency. With anemic enrollment by individuals and little interest among small-business employers, the state’s nonprofit exchange -- known as the Hawaii Health Connector -- is unlikely to have enough money to pay its bills, even under the best of circumstances, when federal grant money dries up in 2015. The exchange had originally planned to stay afloat by collecting a 2% fee on every plan sold through the...
  • Bombshell: British Intelligence Advisor; Obama Born In Kenya In 1960; CIA DNA Test

    02/26/2014 7:33:18 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 527 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | British Intelligence Advisor Barrister Michael
    Shrimpton reported Obama's purported mom was not pregnant in 1961 and that Obama was born in Kenya in 1960. He said Kenya was under British intelligence files and that Obama's father ran guns for the Mau Mau. He then dropped a bombshell claiming the CIA did covert DNA testing on Obama at a fundraising dinner and the test came back with no match to the claimed grandparents. Shrimpton said Rudy Giuliani's people knew and sat on the intelligence and further stated he spoke with Hillary Clinton's people and that they were quite interested.
  • Federally funded sex ed program teaches Hawaii middle schoolers that butts are genitals

    02/25/2014 9:16:39 PM PST · by Flyin' Hawaiian · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2014 | Eric Owens
    A member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives is criticizing an ambitious, federally funded sex education program currently in use in 12 of the state’s public schools. The pilot curriculum, called “Pono Choices,” targets 11- to 13-year-old students. (“Pono” is a Hawaiian word that basically means “good” or “moral.”) Its creators include the University of Hawaii and, of course, Planned Parenthood. Rep. Bob McDermott, a Hawaii Republican, claims that the curriculum is “not age appropriate and not consistent with state policy” for a slew of reasons, reports EAGnews.org. McDermott’s biggest complaint is that the curriculum is wrong on a pretty major...
  • What Do You See?

    02/21/2014 2:39:18 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 663 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | Butterdezillion
    Remember that video of the plane crash in Hawaii after which Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy "died"? You need to take a closer look.
  • MPD moving forward on charges, park ban after racial rant

    02/21/2014 8:30:31 AM PST · by Chuckster · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 20 February 2014 | Lynn Kawano
    t's a racial rant that has been seen by more than a quarter of a million people. A 21-year old man, with a criminal past, was caught on cell phone video unleashing racial statements against a Kihei couple and their friends at Kalama Beach Park. According to the man who posted the video on YouTube, it was shocking. He only wants to be identified as ‘John Doe', but says he's the man in the video wearing the blue shirt with long sleeves. He says his group was eating on a picnic table when a man on another table threw an...
  • My Open Letter to Obama on Presidents day. (PLEASE READ)

    02/18/2014 10:56:58 PM PST · by onyx · 16 replies
    Senior Airman Brian Kolfage's Face Book Page ^ | February 19, 2014 | Senior Airman Brian Kolfage
    Senior Airman Brian Kolfage I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today. Mr. Obama, even though we share extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we...
  • ObamaCare: $56,819 To Sign Up Each Enrollee In Hawaii (Massachusetts - $22,124 per enrollee)

    02/14/2014 11:15:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/14/14 | IBD
    How much does it cost taxpayers to sign up one ObamaCare enrollee? In President Obama's home state of Hawaii, it's $56,819. The Obama administration gave Hawaii $205 million in grants over the past three years to set up its state-run exchange. But so far, only 3,614 Hawaiians have filled out applications — just 40% of the state's enrollment goal. Even if Hawaii were to reach its 9,000 target, it would still cost nearly $23,000 for each enrollee. Hawaii's low sign-up numbers have state officials scrambling to figure out what to do next year, when its exchange is supposed to rely...
  • Iolani Palace vandal suspects appear in court

    02/10/2014 8:57:38 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    KHON - Honolulu ^ | Monday, February 10, 2014, | Manolo Morales
    Drew Paahao, 21, and Koa Alii Keaulana, 30, were arrested for criminal property damage and criminal trespassing. Paahao is accused of kicking the glass door of the palace, causing irreparable damage. They have not been charged. Both suspects appeared in court today on another legal matter, pleaded no contest to unrelated petty misdemeanor charges and were released this afternoon. When asked why she did it, Paahao responded, “because that’s my house. Yeah, that’s my house.” Those were the same comments Paahao made when she was first arrested Saturday morning. The glass door Paahao is accused of breaking is an original...
  • Aleutian finding topples [TSUNAMI] theory

    12/26/2004 10:56:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 2,579+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 25, 2004) | DOUG O'HARRA
    Scientists traveled to the Aleutian Chain last summer to check out a colossal submarine landslide blamed for one of the most devastating tsunamis of the 20th century. They wanted to find out how sea-floor life responded to such a huge disturbance and produce detailed charts. What they got was a shock of seismic proportions. Instead of a 12-mile-wide avalanche dropping 30 to 40 miles down the continental slope into the abyss of the Aleutian Trench, sonar surveys and the remotely operated underwater vehicle Jason II found regular ocean bottom, eroded and crusty and largely undisturbed. There was no slide. And...
  • Hawaiian health director died of irregular heartbeat after plane crash

    02/09/2014 10:49:33 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 401 replies
    USNEWS.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News
    Authorities say the cause of death for the Hawaii health director who died after an airplane crashed off the island of Molokai was cardiac arrhythmia — an irregular heartbeat. Loretta Fuddy died due to the stress from the horrific Dec. 11 plunge into the water after the si … Article Link: Hawaiian health director died of irregular heartbeat after plane crash - U.S. News (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/13/22294162-hawaiian-health-director-died-of-irregular-heartbeat-after-plane-crash?lite) Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Anti-Obama 'Birther' Supports Canadian-Born Sen. Ted Cruz for President

    02/09/2014 10:56:46 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 73 replies
    OPPOSINGVIEWS.COM ^ | Thursday, January 16, 2014 | By Michael Allen
    WorldNet Daily editor Joseph Farah has claimed numerous times that President Obama was not born in the US, even though Obama has released both his short-form and long-form birth certificates, proving he was born in Hawaii. Farah is now strongly supporting Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president. While that might sound hypocritical to most, Farah claims he can do so because the so-called “media elite” ignored his "birther" theory about Obama. In a recent op-ed, Farah praised sen. Cruz for releasing his birth certificate, while attacking Obama for a "lack of transparency and thin paper trail." Farah writes: With...
  • The Hands Photographed Cannot Be Loretta Fuddy In That Casket

    02/05/2014 10:57:21 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 279 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | Feb 5, 2014 | butterdezillion
    This gives perspective on the casket images for the casket at Loretta Fuddy's funeral, showing how the body matches the casket's dimensions, using a casket's standard length as the basis to set the scale and then setting Fuddy's photo and the casket image to scale. Fuddy would barely have fit into that casket, and only with her arms squished in above her body. Her hands would have had to be up on her chest to be clasped as they were, and the image of the hands cannot be Fuddy in this casket. If they had intended to show Fuddy's body...
  • Did Fuddy Have an Open-Casket Funeral? (Media caught in deception)

    02/03/2014 7:20:31 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 130 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 2-3-14 | butterdezillion
    Conclusion: The person in the casket shown by KITV is not from Fuddy’s funeral. The casket at Fuddy’s funeral had a different pall and had no body inside but did have an oval bump in the middle of the casket, which I presume to be an urn. The media used at least one instance of fake footage (and maybe two) to imply that Fuddy’s was an open-casket funeral, the family was photographed in positions you would expect if there was a body in the casket, and the casket was treated as if it had a body inside. The public was...
  • Obama's high school pot dealer was beaten to death with a hammer by his gay lover.

    01/29/2014 9:42:33 AM PST · by managusta · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 January 2014 | Richard Alleyene
    Raymond Boyer was known as 'Gay Ray' to Obama and his marijuana smoking 'Choom Gang' of privately-educated kids at Hawaiian high school Ray was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in 1986, seven years after he supplied the future president and his friends with drugs. Lover Andrew Devere, a male prostitute, gave police a variety of reasons for the murder. He said surfer Boyer put him down constantly and broke wind in his face Court documents uncovered for the first time by MailOnline Choom is island slang for pot smoking and group went on excursions to countryside to get high...
  • A Party for the Empress

    01/22/2014 6:01:20 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | 1-21-2014 | Keith Koffler
    It was the twilight of the Roman Empire. The decay, which would lead to the empire’s downfall, had set in long before. The ruling class sought to appease its people by taking money from the largest landowners and most successful businessmen and giving it to the rest of society. But the effort had irretrievably harmed the economy and habituated the poorest and even the middle class to taking gifts and free stuff, and diminished their work ethic. And the rulers, in their indulgence and eagerness to please the citizenry, had amassed for the empire incalculable debts that it could never...
  • Hawaii Governor 2014 – Who Would You Pick ? A Poll

    01/21/2014 7:55:30 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Jan. 21 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    Hawaii folks : Here’s your chance to speak out and name your choice . Please feel free to add additional comments (below) to explain WHY you support whom you support , and do not support those whom you do not support . This poll is for YOU :
  • FF: Obama Case Very Intense; World Media Won't Ignore Universe-Shattering Evidence ("in March")

    01/19/2014 3:53:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 152 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Carl Gallups
    (audio) Gallups gives an update on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Posse investigation into Obama. @0:30 "Mike Zullo wants me to tell you and I am at liberty to say this. The case is very intense right now. He is still travelling a lot. @1:25 "Even if American media decides to ignore it the world media will not. When they bring this forward it will go around the world." @1:37 "They're planning on releasing this information in March, folks."
  • 14 in ’14, cuz it ain’t happening in ‘16 (Vanity)

    11/18/2013 4:27:24 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 71 replies
    Vanity | November 18, 2013 | ConservativeInPa
    The facts 1. There are 21 US Senate seats held by Democrats in the 2014 election. 2. There are nine US Senate seats held by Democrats in the 2016 election. This is likely to be 10 due to a special election in HI in 2014. 3. Republicans need to pick up six senate seats to have a majority. The Analysis The failures of ObamaCare and broken promises by Democrat senators create a target rich environment in 2014. This is a year Republicans have to do well. Winning a majority in the senate by only one seat or maintaining the status...
  • Where is the Mooch????

    01/14/2014 9:29:39 PM PST · by Noob1999 · 36 replies
    Hey folks, Where is the Mooch?? Everything has been totally quiet since Christie has taken over the news. Is she still sitting on a Maui beach, chomping on lobsters with Oprah, Gail, others, filing and then kissing her toenails?? The news of this boondoggle vacation has gone to yesterday's back page, while everyone needs to trash Christie. Where is our Queen
  • Single-Payer Is Not Dead

    01/14/2014 10:11:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 1/14/14 | Froma Harrop
    The prospects for single-payer health care -- adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others -- did not die in the Affordable Care Act. It was thrown a lifeline through a little-known provision tucked in the famously long legislation. Single-payer groups in several states are now lining up to make use of Section 1332. Vermont is way ahead of the pack, but Hawaii, Oregon, New York, Washington, California, Colorado and Maryland have strong single-payer movements. First, some definitions. Single-payer is a system where the government pays all medical bills. Canada has...
  • Be My Sword of Light for others but do it in Love ![charistmatic caucus]

    01/11/2014 1:00:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-11-14 | Jedediah
    My children are about to come into their "own" that is The kingdom that is already theirs to bring to others . So do not hide your burning bush by sitting in a pew all your life but come and leave Babylon behind for she is not your sister and begin to lead others out of their desert places, "Be my Moses" to the multitudes in the Valley of Decisions for your light shines as a pillar by night in the land of the wounded and "I AM" this light in you . So use what I have given you...
  • McDermott says 'Pono Choices' is medically inaccurate, inappropriate for middle school

    01/11/2014 7:20:11 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 21 replies
    Star-Advertiser ^ | 1/9/2014 | Star-Advertiser staff
    A state House lawmaker claimed today that Pono Choices, a pilot sex education curriculum aimed at public middle school students, is not medically accurate or age appropriate and deliberately minimizes the risks of homosexual behavior. State Rep. Bob McDermott (R, Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point) said he wants the state Board of Education to either pull the curriculum from public schools or make revisions to the content. McDermott said the curriculum, which the state Department of Education had initially withheld from him, includes the anus in its description of male and female genitals. He said genitals are more properly defined as reproductive...
  • New Footage Shows Hawaiian Plane Crash (Loretta Fuddy crash)

    01/10/2014 7:02:39 AM PST · by machogirl · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Dramatic new footage shows the moment a small plane crashed in Hawaiian waters and resulted in the death of state health official Loretta Fuddy - the woman responsible for releasing President Barack Obama's longform birth certificate. The footage obtained by ABC News was taken by a passenger on the plane, who started filming out the window of the flight just moments before it made an emergency water landing. Water quickly starts to flood the cabin after impact, but everyone on board remains calm and quiet as they exit the sinking aircraft.
  • PHOTOS: First Lady in Hawaiʻi, Security Heavy Near Oprah Estate

    01/09/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Maui Now . com ^ | January 8th, 2014 | Wendy Osher
    If rumors are true that the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is on Maui, the security around Oprah Winfrey’s Upcountry Maui estate is compelling evidence, as is the national attention via various media outlets.
  • Oprah's Neighbors Pissed Over FLOTUS Hawaii Vacation

    01/08/2014 11:02:49 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 56 replies
    TMZ ^ | Jan. 8 , 2014 | TMZ staff
    Michelle Obama's visit to Oprah's Hawaii compound has crippled the neighborhood around O's home ... and some neighbors are pissed. Some of the residents and business people around Oprah's palatial 12-bedroom Maui estate -- where Michelle recently retreated to spend the last few days of her 40s -- are all telling the same story ... Michelle's visit is making day-to-day life almost impossible.
  • Not so nifty: Taxpayers chip in on gift for first lady, who turns 50

    01/07/2014 10:35:01 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 | MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    First Lady Michelle Obama extended her own vacation, flying to the island of Maui, where she is spending time with family friend Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey’s magazine describes the home as a “perfect 21st-century farmhouse” in a “remote up-country region, where the houses that dot the moss-covered rock hillside face the ocean.” The president said he sent his wife to Maui as an early birthday present; she turns 50 Jan. 17. The Daily Caller reports Michelle Obama is also spending time with Gayle King of CBS News, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, wife of Attorney General Eric...
  • Millionaire Obama: I Hate Income Inequality President readies populist push despite personal

    01/07/2014 5:49:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/6/14 | Albert Merrick
    Back from his $4 million Hawaii vacation, President Barack Obama seems poised to sound the populist trumpet in an effort to turn the page on 2013’s disastrous Obamacare rollout. Many pundits are speculating that Obama, seeing the popularity of liberal populists like New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, will use the current debate over unemployment insurance to engage in more divisive rhetoric: The Obama administration has set the stage for a push that could rekindle cries of class warfare -- calling for renewed long-term unemployment benefits, a minimum wage increase and a campaign against what Democrats call "income inequality." Ahead...
  • Time for some Campaignin': Equality. Let’s “spread it around.”

    01/07/2014 7:37:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-7-2014 | MOTUS
      “Look, the president needs to find an issue to campaign on. This is what he's good at. He's really good at campaigning. Maybe not governing.” Because of the fog of governing. Or something. Yeah, maybe he’s not; good at governing I mean. Funny it took so long for anyone to notice though. The Natural Hey, I’ve got an idea for a campaign issue! How about income equality? Big Guy and his handlers love to talk about it and anything that includes “equality” is always a winner with the peeps-who-vote-twice crowd. As well as the true believers Maybe we could...
  • Happy birthday Michelle from all of US! Taxpayers foot the bill for First Lady's extended..

    01/07/2014 7:11:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2014 | David Martosko
    When President Barack Obama suggested that his wife should spend extra time in paradise as an early birthday present, he was committing U.S. citizens to pay for the gift, whose costs will likely spiral into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The White House conceded on Monday that the federal treasury will foot the bill to fly First Lady Michelle Obama back to Washington, D.C. on a separate government aircraft after she finishes her extended vacation at the palatial 12-bedroom Hawaii home of talk show legend Oprah Winfrey. Dedicated vehicles, Secret Service costs, and security sweeps of the Winfrey estate...
  • President Leaves Hawaii, Michelle Obama Stays On As 'Birthday Present'

    01/05/2014 11:32:46 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha left their vacation in Hawaii on Saturday, but left First Lady Michelle Obama behind on the islands, according to news agency reports. The president reportedly let his wife stay on in Hawaii with friends as a "birthday present." Michelle Obama will turn 50 years old on Jan. 17.
  • Obama LEAVES Michelle in Hawaii as 50th 'birthday present' while he returns from two-week vacation

    01/05/2014 12:57:54 PM PST · by matt04 · 60 replies
    Michelle Obama doesn't want jewelry or chocolates for her 50th birthday later this month. She wants to be alone. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Saturday after two weeks of vacationing with his family in Hawaii. He left with daughters Sasha and Malia. Michelle stayed behind. 'As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday,' the White House explained in a statement. The First Lady turns the big 5 - 0 on January 17. The White House did not say how much...
  • Barack gives Michelle a magnificent birthday present

    01/05/2014 2:52:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-5-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Kudos to President Obama for giving his wife a birthday present we all can envy, indeed covet. CBS News reports: President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children. The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls. "As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to...
  • See what you bought Michelle Obama for her 50th birthday

    01/06/2014 10:36:05 AM PST · by Farnsworth · 66 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 5, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    What do you get for the first lady who has everything? Try a few more days in sun-kissed Hawaii for Michelle Obama while her husband and two daughters return to Washington – so she and her Praetorian guard of Secret Service agents and assorted hangers-on can stay on the islands at no small expense to the taxpayers. The New York Times is reporting the first lady is staying put “for several days to spend time with friends in advance of her upcoming 50th birthday” – and staying away from the hustle and bustle of her onerous White House duties. The...
  • Michelle Obama crashes at Oprah's Hawaii pad

    01/06/2014 5:27:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    January 06, 2014, 05:40 pm Michelle Obama crashes at Oprah's Hawaii pad By Emily Goodin SUVs, Secret Service agents and Oprah! Michelle Obama's extended Hawaii vacation plans have leaked thanks to security sightings reported by locals near Oprah Winfrey's tropical vacation home. The Maui News reports residents said saw police cars and black SUVs near Winfrey's home in Kula on the island of Maui. The talk show host owns several hundred acres on the island. Other residents told local news outlets that security personnel asked them to leave the area and that paparazzi have been spotted. President Obama left Hawaii,...
  • Michelle Obama spending extended vacation at Oprah’s Maui home

    01/06/2014 11:26:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/6/14 | Betsy Rothstein
    Michelle Obama is spending her extended Hawaiian vacation at Oprah’s “exquisite” Maui getaway, The Daily Caller has learned. While White House pool reports indicate the first lady stayed behind this week in Hawaii to chill out with friends before her 50th birthday, there weren’t many specifics. But sources with direct knowledge tell TheDC that the first lady is relaxing in Maui at Oprah’s estate with CBS’ Gayle King, Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, who is Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife. Sources say she’s there for a “girl’s getaway” before the big 5-0.
  • For Obama, a Real and Rare Vacation in Hawaii (Barf alert)

    01/04/2014 1:02:43 PM PST · by kristinn · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January, 4, 2014 | Ashley Parker
    After a two-week vacation on the windward side of Oahu, ensconced with his family in a private beachfront rental, President Obama prepared on Saturday to return to the chillier clime — both politically and weather-wise — of the nation’s capital. In an end-of-year news conference before he left Washington, the president said he hoped that his annual tropical getaway would leave him refreshed and ready for the challenges of 2014. “I am sure,” he said, “that I will have even better ideas after a couple days of sleep and sun.” He may have gotten his wish. As the people around...
  • Obama’s birthday gift to his wife? Time off, alone

    01/05/2014 6:19:17 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies
    CBS/Reuters January 5, 2014, 8: 26 AM Obama’s birthday gift to his wife? Time off, alone HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children. The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls. "As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time...