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Anger mounts over Michelle Obama's 5-day Spanish holiday

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posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by Subjective1

Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
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had a beach closed off so they could swim??

she too good to mingle with us regular folk??

f%kin stuck up skank


yeah becuase none of the other presidents and first ladies did things like that.
Ever heard of safety issues and protection voor the first family?
How can the bodygaurds etc keep an eye on them if they are surrounded bij dozens of "normal folk"?
It's a good thing you don't work in personal security mate, people would die on your watch.


your right i dont work in personal security...if i was president or priminister...out of principle, morality and to shouw im no better than anyone i would swim with the public around DESPITE the security risks. infact im fairly sure our priministers do mingle with the public on a regular basis with those risks stil there.


as i said before...stuck up!!




posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 07:49 PM
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And there is the problem, they and all federal and state and loccal government agencies can start doing there vacations on there own dime. Start driving there own cars with there own gas, paid for with there own money. And dont give me this well she the first lady or the prez, there just like me a human being. Know different,not specail in anyway whats so ever. We put our pants on the same way one leg at a time. And if your rich and have somone put your pants on for you then your either too old to put your pants on anymore or your a rich LAZY person. Thats my hard earned money I send to washington and its high time they start spending it responsbly. We give them a pay check they can use that to go on vacation. And if you have to travel around the world to show people that your all that or that your trying to impress, then you problablly dont have any real freinds unless you have to buy them. Sorry it just ticks me off when money gets peed away like that,by anybody or any party. Big deal spelling isnt that great tonight.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by fooks
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thanks smurfy, that's what i said.


i have no problem with MO taking a vacation with 40 friends, since they would be paying for themselves.

but MO will not be paying since it is under official bizzness and taxpayers will pick up that tab.

so, everyone is right, lol!


Hi Fooks,
I am taking it that you mean todays, (Sunday) visit belongs to the taxpayer. All the rest has been designated "private" by the White house so the proof is in the pudding, and while the Daily Mail has been careful in the small print it "forgot" some things.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by ElijahWan

Originally posted by humbleseeker
Suprissingly it dosnt seem to bother me. Most Presidents wives go on trips. These trips are exspensive because of her security needs. Let her have her fun, I knwo if I were "first man" I would be spending all kinds of your money


Dead on! Not to mention what the OP doesn't mention, is that the Obamas paid for MOST of the trip's expenses. The only thing they didn't pay for was the cost of the Security Detail, and the cost of travel aboard the plane.

I guess the right-wing would prefer that the President just pay the Secret Service out of his personal wallet. Surely that's what they want right?
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Hypocritical Idiots.....*facepalm*


The local newspaper said the cost of the plane for the trip was $178,000, and the Obama's paid back the cost of 2 first class tickets approx $14,800. That's over $160,000 right there. Add in the cost of the Security Details / personal aides salary / hotel / food / etc and it seems that there's alot the Obama's didn't pay for personally.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
your right i dont work in personal security...if i was president or priminister...out of principle, morality and to shouw im no better than anyone i would swim with the public around DESPITE the security risks. infact im fairly sure our priministers do mingle with the public on a regular basis with those risks stil there.


as i said before...stuck up!!

Get out. You had one assassinated PM and that was in 1812. Meanwhile, we've had four presidents assassinated and at least twenty attempts made, so can it.

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posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by ceman43

Originally posted by Hemisphere
reply to post by Krzyzmo
 



Vacationing in Spain, I imagine the exchange rate with a failing socialist country is advantageous to say the least. Perhaps she wants her daughter to experience what the US will be like in the coming years.


Maybe you don't know Spain's currency is Euro. Maybe you don't know Spaniards are accustomed to taking vacations several times a year, as the normal period is one month that each one distributes as wanted and/or possible. Spaniards are not starving, not more than Americans do.

I don't know much more about this country, except that it's one (not to say the first one in the world) that has more ancient and modern art in their museums, cathedrals, churches, and so on.


It's nice that they have plenty of museums for all their citizens on permanent vacations. Those with employment have been convinced that part-time employment is good enough and so the extended Euro "vacations". It's so much more civil to call forced layoffs and job sharing "vacations".

Cathedrals and churches filled with ancient and modern art? Wonderful! I can imagine the joy of the faithful praying for relief from the world recession while mesmerized by the likes of El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. I know about the Euro thanks but you did not know the following from CNN, April 2010:


Unemployment in Spain has reached 20 percent, meaning 4.6 million people are out of work, the Spanish government announced Friday.

The figure, from the first quarter, is up from 19 percent and 4.3 million people in the previous quarter. It represents the second-highest unemployment rate in the European Union, after Latvia, according to figures Friday from Eurostat, the EU's statistics service.


Here's the entire article:

Spain unemployment tops 20 percent

And so ceman43, the Spanish are existing on panem et circenses, from the Latin for "bread and circuses". There's a highly educational thread here on ATS that goes into detail on that. If CNN is reporting 20%, what is the true measure and can the US be far behind? But I digress, this is vacation time for all the kiddies. Live it up "Michelle, ma belle".



From the video on the Marbella Resort, "a hangout for socialites and the rich and famous" and it is "still a popular spot for Arabs and Russians" and "the city's also become increasingly linked to Mafia groups from around Europe". Just hangin' with her homies. You go girl! Gotta love this crap, it doesn't get more absurd.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 08:41 PM
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I know I feel ya, they are just human and they do put there pants on like me and you. Although Obama is the Presidnet of the United States and with that comes much responsibility and priviliges. I cant believe I am defedning Obama but i am. I wouldnt want his job ever. President of the United States he deserves double the vacation time the guy only gets paid 400K a year thats like a slap in the face. I have no problem letting them take vacations on my dime. When your President then let me know if you want a vacation.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by Xtrozero

The Obamas are not as rich as people think, so I think the correct situation is their "guests" pretty much footed the bill, and who wouldn't want to spend a week with the first lady when you can afford the cost.



Excellent point although I for one have had no such inclinations for spending time with this woman or any of her predecessors. Back to their "riches". They will hit the jackpot much like the Clintons once their stay is over. Then they will have the fronts for laundering the payoffs. Paid speaking engagements and the like.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by frimilden
All these people screaming about the amount of time the first family has spent on vacation have forgotten that Bush spent 490 days on vacation at his ranch and 487 days at Camp David on vacation and another 43 days relaxing at his parents house, yes 1020 days or 2.8 years of his 8 years where spent on vacation, all the while getting paid his presidential salary and having tax payers foot the bill for his security detail.



True so true! Bush had the good fortune to spend most of his free time in his adopted homeland. Why should anyone get up in arms while these folks search for theirs? Let freedom reign!



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777

Yes I but I remember those speeches to urge people to share the wealth, maybe they should start with themselves, I would be more likely to believe them.



But Stormy, they are sharing the wealth. With the world. This is a microcosm life lesson we can all benefit from. I was never taught this growing up but this is the way of the NWO. You squeeze the wealth out of the various nations and it winds up in the hands of the European bankers. And Michele puts the most adorable face on all of this, don't you think? She just blows Jackie O right out of the water. Well that would in fact be difficult considering she was so frequently on Ari's massive yachts but you know what I mean.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Why is Michelle in Spain on Obama's Bday?

Do Muslims celebrate birthdays?

A few Islamic sites I visited for this answer, said, NO.

So I looked to see what I could find out on Obama's Birthday in Chicago.

NO cake for you!!!!

lol

Obama Birthday Cake Blocked from 49th Birthday Celebration for ‘Security Reasons’



Stormy that's precious!


You know Barry wouldn't want to tick off our Muslim brethren by publicly celebrating a birthday. Wouldn't that go against Sharia law? He wouldn't want to make them uncomfortable living here in the Islamic States of America.

NY has the "Soup Nazi" and now Chicago the "Cake Nazi". In all seriousness with those 'Security Reasons', Barry couldn't have his cake, his court taste tester was in Spain.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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anyone of you agreeing with Obana and his fat a-- wife needs serious mental health checks!!! are any of you aware of what his HIGHNESS is doing to this country? to the economy? to the gulf coast? to people facing serious unemployment for years to come? But HELL no! let some of you kiss his annoited a--, and that arrogant worthless wife while we sing in the rain with paul uh; m cartney. OH HELL play a few rounds of golf, laugh your a0-- off at the AMERICAN people, spit on our demands for our states and country, and HELL YES m. skank obama needs a DAM VACATION AND SPENDING SPREE don't all you inconsiderate rude people get it?Hell, we're suppose to what/? suck it up like straw? f@@k themF@kk them they need to get their sorry a---- down to the gulf and out here on the front lines of unemployment I personally with my entourage would LOVE to give them THE TOUR!!!!



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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well, unfortunately it won't work like that. her trip and whomever is designated "official" will be paid for.

but yeah, why it takes a week for a 3 day trip to meet the king and queen.

no real jetlag.

so, the way i see it, mostly taxpayer money for this trip.

"ok, who's got some gas money?" lol.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 11:42 PM
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www.elmundo.es...

Michelle Meeting Arab Officials In Spain


Varias casas reales árabes también pasan sus veranos en Marbella desde hace años. Así, habrá un encuentro entre Michelle Obama y el príncipe Salman bin Abdelaziz, gobernador de Riad y hermano del fallecido Rey Fahd de Arabia Saudí; mientras que se baraja otra reunión de la primera dama con el propietario del Málaga CF, empresario multimillonario, hijo del ministro del Interior de Qatar y miembro de la familia real qatarí, Abdullah Al Thani.

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Read and translated by both Victoria Delsoul and aruanan for accuracy,Victoria Delsoul wrote:

It says, that it's going to be a meeting between Michelle Obama and prince Salman bin Abdelaziz, governor of Riyadh and brother of the deceased Rey Fahd of Saudi Arabia; whereas there would be another meeting of the first lady with the owner of the Malaga CF, businessman multimillionaire, son of the Secretary of the Interior of Qatar and member of the real family qatarí, Abdullah Al Thani.




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posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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OH lookie here,Elena Kagan, i'll be darn, our new supreme court justice that has never been a judge.

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

en.wikipedia.org...


On May 29 - just five days before President Obama made his first state visit to Saudi Arabia - Solicitor General Elena Kagan filed a brief arguing that it would be "unwarranted" for the Supreme Court to hear cases brought by the families against five of Saudi King Abdullah's closest relatives for financing the attacks.

"By urging the high court to not review lower court decisions dismissing these these cases, the Obama Administration took the side of the Saudi princes over thousands of family members and survivors of the 9/ll attacks seeking justice and accountability in U.S. courts," the families said in a statement issued May 29.


Read more at: www.investigativeproject.org...


www.villagevoice.com...

Three weeks after 9/11, when the roar of fighter jets still haunted the city's skyline, the emir of gas-rich Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifah al-Thani, toured Ground Zero.

Michelle Prolly just lookin for donations.



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posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 11:59 PM
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This is big news, it's not a vacation at all. These people don't want to be seen meeting her and maybe they don't want to be in the USA.

I hope US newspapers pick this up.



posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by oniongrass
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This is big news, it's not a vacation at all. These people don't want to be seen meeting her and maybe they don't want to be in the USA.

I hope US newspapers pick this up.


Exactly , Spain of all places, I thought that was odd in light of the NY Cordoba mosque and Spain Cordoba mosque connection.

Symbolic much?

Unique timing.

and where oh where is , Feisal Abdul Rauf, imam of the plan for a mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero?

Why headed to Saudi Arabia, UAE
pajamasmedia.com...



Next stops for Feisal Abdul Rauf, imam of the plan for a mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero: Courtesy of the U.S. State Department, Rauf — a.k.a. Imam Feisal – is scheduled to spend the rest of the summer on a swing through the petro-dollar palaces of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, and Qatar.


Courtesy of the U.S. State Department

HELLO?!

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posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777

Michelle Meeting Arab Officials In Spain


And so Stormy, "the other shoe drops". Excellent find. Funny how the video I posted mentions that the resort city in Spain is "still a popular spot for Arabs and Russians". One might think from your find that treachery is afoot. Keep in mind folks that the first lady is not elected and is by no means capable of representing the US in any negotiations. This however is what many will claim to be a social event. "American" lawyer from Chicago meets with governor of Riyadh, Spanish multimillionaire and the son of the Secretary of the Interior of Qatar. Hey baby, when in Rome....

Look this is all innocent and perhaps part of a side business venture for the FLOTUS. I could imagine for instance the first lady designing a clothing line and that might be in need of international backing. "Michelle's Designer Burkas" and we all know that sweat-shops hire. Two birds, one stone. She could peddle them on Oprah or The View. She could perhaps have those TV gals model them on a permanent basis. Now there's some "Change You Can Believe In". Nice!


Well we all know how the Arab and Muslim men love social events with liberated American women. They meet them regularly in Las Vegas for tête-à-têtes. So let's not read conspiracy into this. Stop trying to see "that man behind the curtain". It's not a man, it's the FLOTUS and it's not a curtain, it's a burka. Nothing to see here, move along.



posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 12:25 AM
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Shouldn't this read "CONSERVATIVES Anger mounts over Michelle Obama's 5-day Spanish holiday" instead of original title or slow news week for Obama and friends...so " Conservatives grasping at straws for news worthy stories to get angry over".

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posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 12:26 AM
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I don't know whether to laugh or cry, we been had, but I already knew that.

It is just becoming so much more obvious.

You know I have been working on this little theory in RATS, now the pieces are coming together, there was this theory that Soros's hatred of Bush was so strong that he masterminded 9/11 with the Saudis then proceeded to play a propaganda game to point the finger towards Bush.

it is much more complicated, you have to understand the relationship between Soros, Maurice Strong and Bush and the falling out.

Many in the Democratic party lean towards moderate Islam, and Islam is using the liberal democratic party to get a foot hold.

Once sharia law is passed and in a few years down the road the liberals wont have liberalism anymore,

tsk tsk







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