KAILUA, OAHU - Residents living near the beachfront homes where President Barack Obama and First Family vacation with their friends every year since 2008 were alerted on Monday to some specifics of the Obamas´ holiday vacation plans. The report delivered to residents living along the ocean and canal that surrounds the multi-million dollar homes at Kailuana Place where the President stays, informed them of restrictions that will be implemented for 20 days beginning December 17 and running through January 6.
Comments: Nice 20 day, $4 million vacation, before coming home for the inauguration and festivities.
Read the comments after the article. Serious outrage and anger. And trying to say that this vacation cost is ´in line´ with previous presidents is total meadow muffins. The 2 Bush presidents either went to Camp David or their own homes. They did not spend nearly $4mill on a vacation. Of all the stuff they have pulled this is the most insensitive and tone deaf. And round 2 hasn´t even started yet.
fta: Travel time for Air Force One direct from Washington D.C. to Hawaii is about 9 hours or as high as $1,635,813 each way for a total of $3,271,622 for the round trip to Hawaii and back. ~~
And that is assuming Michelle doesn´t kick off early and take a different plane there or that the dog won´t need his own plane. Hell, they may all need separate planes. Who knows with the Obama´s. It´s not there money anyway and we the serfs can just "eat cake."
I´m glad this was posted, OP--thank you. But please forgive me for not reading about the unmitigated pillocks. I´m still thinking of the Mooch and the speech she made yesterday.
I do hope that your holiday season is truly special and you really use this time to reflect and come together and so many of us in this country will use your lives as inspiration as we sit around our trees and our tables and we think about all that we have and we think about what all of you are sacrificing to make sure that we live in freedom and harmony. We are truly grateful to all of you and we thank you.
It´s all sickeningly awful but that emphasized part has been sticking in my craw since it was posted at
Yes, there´ll be a good number of people who are thankful and appreciative of our military and their families--but they don´t need Moochelle Antoinette´s directive to think about them at Christmas. Living near Charleston AFB and Navy facilities, I think of their sacrifices every time I see a uniform or see a brave man with scars from shrapnel in his back at the therapy pool. Most of us out here will have far different thoughts in our heads as we "sit around our trees and our tables," slowly chewing our meager meals this Christmas and contemplating the chasms to negotiate before we fall off that financial cliff and think about losing a hell of a lot of what we have. (It´s Christmas, Michelle.
I can understand #12´s not wanting to read about The Wons, but this is a detailed breakdown of most of the bill we´ll get for this 20 day Hawaiian idyll. Not including Mooch´s separate aircraft (she always ends up flying out early, etc., etc., etc.) and other "classified" items.
As I recall Bo flies in his own plane, too, and it used to be with BHOL Reggie Love.
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