Outrageous as it may seem to some, rather than respond appropriately to the criticism and back off from the extravagant vacations, Michelle and Barry chose instead to thumb their noses at America by flying Sasha and Malia from the Atlantis in the Bahamas to Sun Valley, Idaho to top off Easter week with a little skiing. For those who are shocked, here´s the bottom line: Nothing anyone does or says is going to change who these people are. It is now crystal clear that no amount of public disapproval or disparagement will deter them from spending our money
Clinically mentally ill. They are both narcissists to the Nth degree. Neither one of them would know the truth if it smacked them in their faces. Those morons that voted for them deserve everything they are getting, it´s the rest of us who actually pay for thing that are getting screwed. Maybe it is time for Little Kim to do his thing on DC.
Recall Sun Valley and Atlantis when you watch the next Wounded Warriors advert. The total taxpayer costs for flying the Obamas to Aspen, the Bahamas and Idaho would probably exceed what Wounded Warriors collects from contributions in 12 months from caring Americans.
As Obama constantly reminds us, America can do better,
Utterly reprehensible, and when anyone complains, they´ll feign outrage. Which is what I believe they´re hoping for. Odious people. Horrible parents. But I have to say that many of my acquaintances think it´s the coolest thing in the world that those girls fly all over without mom and dad. It shows how hip they are. Ask Lindsey Lohan how wonderful her life is. Those girls are heading down the same path. Couldn´t happen to a nicer family.
After we get all hot in the Bahamas, it’s nice to cool down with a little more skiing. We all do it don’t we? After all, its free. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/03/first_daughters_spring_break_part_ii_sun_valley.html
I´m getting a little surprised Mo and Stinky don´t address us in French. Not that they can brag much about their English.
FTA: no amount of public disapproval or disparagement will deter them from spending our money to wantonly indulge themselves as often as they please. After all, in their minds, they´re worth it.
I´d characterize it differently. I believe they are convinced it´s their due. See #5.
#8: Probably part of it, but I doubt it´s Mo´s main motivation.
#9: Well, ´til Mo-n-Stinky, no other Prez and spouse came close to matching the stench of Bill-n-Hill. The Clintons reportedly loaded a bunch of our historic furniture into their moving vans. Stinky may well try to keep a 747. Oh. And a "gas" card.
#11: Oh, yeah. Even phony charities and scamming the coming pseudo-Presidential library could ever match having your Visa card backed by the US Taxpayer.
#12: Yeah, Mo´s such a devoted and caring mom she can supervise her kids from a hyper-exclusive restaurant a couple thousand miles away.
Zippy was booed after golf. That needs to happen every time he shows up in public.
But did not like the filthy comments posted under the original article. We can do better than that, even when it comes to the Traitor in Chief...though when no one´s around at home he gets the worst from me.
My husband and I run a small ranch that has been in the family for 4 generation. Due to the burden of taxes and regulations, my family is barely getting by. This year we scrimped and saved to provide our grandchildren with some kind of spring break. Our budget allowed us to take them on a 1 day trip to The Holyland Experience with a stop at Chic Fil A for lunch. We hand a wonderful time, but nothing compared to the Barbie Dream Vacations IdiAminObamma and Moochell Antoinette treat their brats to....at our expense! I´m so disgusted by these thugs who live like Rappers, gansters and movie stars, while We pay their bills.
Is the 0bamas´ lavish lifestyle, along with that of this dem Administration of statist beltway pols, but another in the lengthening list of examples displaying 0bama´s, ´´revenge?!´´ ...They all apparently revel in life at the tippy-top of their crafted PC pyramid scheme.
The lefties keep saying it none of our business because the Obamas are wealthy and paying for their vacations with their own money. If they were also paying for the Secret Service and other security, as well as the housing & feeding of the SS and for the airfare too, then I wouldn´t say a thing. But you KNOW they don´t pay for those things....we do,
Where does BHO get the money everyone is complaining about? Well of cours it can only come from an appropriation by the House. Who controls the House? The Republicans. It is the Republicans who are funding the 1.4 Billion Dollar Man. Carp all you want but it is our guys that are letting this go on. And they never mention it. Why? Because they all have dirty hands.
With temps around 56 degrees and no new snow machines are grooming the heavy amounts at the top --now comes the problem. rain is due in several days making avalanche dangers. Stay close to the resort little girls it´s grizzly waking time.
Clinton used to consult his pollster (Dick Morris) before he took a vacation. I don´t recall that he ever sent Chelsea off on her own. Obama obviously doesn´t care what the polls say. He won and that´s that.
What about the group of girls that were with the WH brats? Article doesn´t mention them so I wonder if they are still along for the ride or were they sent home from Atlantis. Inquiring minds want to know!!
#27: It could be they don´t own any, but, like Al Sharpton and $2,000 suits, they "just have use of them."
They surely do beat the pants off Charlie Rangel though [Oh! I apologize for that image!]. He just nicked the taxpayers for 4 or 5 rent-controlled apartments, not a fleet of jets, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue [makes one very expensive clothes-drop, laundry stop, Wednesday night party crib], Mo´s cadre of "personal assistants [say, do the girls have "personal assistants" too? To "help" with correspondence or whatever?], on and on and on.
The US state department has told citizens and non-emergency government staff to leave Yemen "immediately" due to security threats. It comes after the sudden closure of 20 US embassies and consulates on Sunday. This was prompted by intercepted conversations between two senior al-Qaeda figures, including top leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, US media said. Meanwhile the UK Foreign office says it has withdrawn embassy staff from Yemen and advises against all travel there. The US earlier said the closures in North Africa and the Middle East were "out of an abundance of caution".
Last week I put up a brief post on how the current terror warning that has seen the U.S. close most of its embassies in the Middle East–based on “chatter”–is peculiar, if not worse. Every watcher of The Sopranos or The Wire knows that the bad guys are not dumb, and know that we’ll be listening to any conventional communication, which is why I suggested this whole thing might well be Al Qaeda disinformation. Intelligence ninja Angelo Codevilla dilates the matter splendidly: The embassy shutdowns and the traveler warnings resulted from intercepts
While conservatives and liberals consider the political leanings of Washington Post buyer and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in an attempt to divine how his politics will affect those of the historic institution, the truth appears to be far simpler: the Post is now Bezos’ latest political tool in a crony capitalist effort to work with the Obama administration. How else to explain President Obama puzzling decision last week to roll out his corporate tax plan at an Amazon.com fulfillment center? Bezos spent $250 million of his own money to purchase the Post, which is bleeding money at an incredible
Some years ago, I heard this story: one of my partners, who at the time was a young associate, got a phone call from a former college fraternity brother. The bro said that he was starting a company that would sell books on the internet, and would my partner-to-be like to invest? Sorry, he responded: I would like to, but I am only a lawyer and don’t have any money. The fraternity brother, of course, was Jeff Bezos, and the company was Amazon. Amazon went on to become the world’s largest non-profit–tens of billions of dollars in annual sales, still
Even as the White House insisted that the U.S. has made great strides in the war against terrorism under President Obama, the president’s spokesman acknowledged Monday that officials cannot rule out the possibility that the latest terrorist plot apparently discussed between top al Qaeda operatives could jeopardize the U.S. homeland. Fresh details emerged about the nature of the threat that will keep U.S. embassies in 19 Middle Eastern and African cities closed for the rest of the week, as U.S. and allied security officials continued to grapple with a threat that all sides in Washington agreed was the most
Intelligence regarding al Qaeda plans to attack U.S. embassies, officials, and interests last Sunday was known for months by U.S. intelligence agencies but was used only recently to trigger the closure of embassies and issuance of public warnings of impending attacks. Al Qaeda “chatter” about coming terrorist operations, mainly against 22 U.S. embassies and consulates, and threats to attack or bomb officials in the Middle East and elsewhere was widely reported in classified intelligence reports over several months. The report said an attack was planned for Sunday, although no attack was carried out.
THE STATE Department has shuttered 19 embassies for a week, fearing terrorist attacks. Hundreds of prisoners, including senior al-Qaeda operatives, have busted loose in prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan. At Bagram air base in Afghanistan, The Post’s Kevin Sieff reports, U.S. forces are holding 67 non-Afghan prisoners, many of whom can’t be tried in court but are too dangerous to release. Meanwhile President Obama says he wants to “refine and ultimately repeal” the mandate Congress has given him to fight the war on terror. What’s going on here?
The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it held a meeting with an American delegation on Saturday, including the U.S. ambassador reviled among the Tamarod movement for cozying up with the Islamists. “At the invitation of the Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, and in the presence of the U.S. Ambassador in Egypt and the European Union special representative Bernardino León, a meeting with the Anti-Coup, Pro-Democracy National Alliance was held in the Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo, at 11AM on Saturday, August 3, 2013,” Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on its official website. “We strongly reject foreign interference in Egypt’s internal affairs, and
A Monmouth University poll released late last week was notable for the fact that, like many other polls, it showed President Obama upside down on job approval with registered voters--41% approve to 54% disapprove. A closer look, though, reveals the poll´s most startling find: Obama has lost credibility with the middle class. When asked if Obama is sincere about refocusing his presidency on the middle class, only 46% believe it, while a full 50% do not. Independents are more skeptical than overall voters. A full 54% don´t believe the president, while only 42% do.
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a leading neoconservative hawk and staunch supporter of Israel, says the U.S. military interventions he has long supported to promote democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere have backfired and need to be re-evaluated. “I am a neoconservative. But at some point, even if you are a neoconservative, you need to take a deep breath to ask if our strategies in the Middle East have succeeded,” the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful said in an interview.
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WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank revealed that he doesn’t believe in God. During Friday’s appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” Frank, who championed the decriminalization of pot while serving in the House of Representatives, admitted to smoking marijuana and being an atheist. “You were in a fairly safe district. You were not one of those congress people who would have to worry about every little thing,” Maher said to Frank. “You could come on this show and sit next to a pot-smoking atheist and it wouldn’t bother you.”
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A poll released Friday by Public Policy Polling found that Alaska voters would pick former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the state´s former Republican governor, Sarah Palin, if the two women were to face off in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton led with 49 percent in the hypothetical match-up, with Palin at 40 percent, a nine-point gap. As of July 3, Republicans comprised 27 percent of the state´s registered voters and Democrats made up just 14 percent. The last time Alaskans opted for the Democrats´ presidential candidate was in 1964. Clinton trails five other hypothetical GOP candidates –
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