Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Michelle and Barry's Excellent Adventures

Photoshop® alert! This apparently isn't one!

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First Lady Michelle Obama

At first, (sorry Michelle!) I thought this was a Photoshop® of Barack trying to make him look (more) effeminate. Then, I saw in the caption it was Michelle. Remember, our Fearless Leader rode a girl's bike, too...

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Then, we find out the price tag for the Obamas vacationing with the "millionaires and billionaires":

The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.

But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10 million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year.

Guess we need to re-write JFK:

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what your country can do for me!"

-Barack Obama

The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.

And the first family's nine-day stay in Martha's Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.

... 'Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips

But, the pressure of being First Lady! It's got to be hell on her not worrying about mortgage payments or where her next gourmet meal is coming from! I hear in the White House, once she even had to draw her own bath!*

While the President and his wife do pay for some of their personal expenses from their own pocket, the website says that the amount paid by the couple is 'dwarfed by the overall cost to the public'.

The magazine also reported that Mrs Obama, whose fashion choices are widely followed, had been going on 'wild shopping sprees', much to the distress of her husband, who, its sources reveal, is 'absolutely furious' at his wife's 'out-of-control spending'.

Now if he could only bring himself to become furious at Congress for their out-of-control spending!

*Probably not true. Staff would have been fired over such a thing!

H/T Rob Port

Cross posted at LCR. More at Memeorandum


  1. You DO realize that the ONLY source for this piece is an unnamed source paid by the National Enquirer, right?

  2. "an unnamed source" Do I detect a whiff of irony impairment here? The Daily Mail thought the source was reliable enough to go with the story.

    If you have hard evidence to the contrary, I'll gladly print a retraction. Until then, your unnamed source is more anonymous than my source.

  3. Or were you talking about my source that the photo was not 'shopped?

  4. BTW, Anonymous", is "only" a word you're not overly familiar with? Because a casual glance of the Daily Mail piece reveals at least one other source: ...unless you're saying he is the "unnamed source", but then, how would you know that, not being named and all?

  5. Obama said he wouldn't rest "until things get better."

    How many vacations has he had since he said that?

  6. On the plus side, he only spends millions on vacation. He spends trillions when he's on the job!

  7. Great - a British version of National Enquirer.

    Quick, call M. Bachmann: more drivel to spout.

  8. If you are the same "Anonymous", we note that you brought absolutely no evidence with you. You remind me of an old adage in law:

    "When the facts are against you, pound the law; when the law is against you, pound the facts; and when they're both against you, pound the table."

    Thanks for pounding the table, anonymous. Now try sand.

  9. I think that was you're old pal hannitized. He's the only person I know of these days that still gets cross eyed and sweaty at the mere mention of the name 0bama.

  10. spart: Could be. After a while, all the braindead liberals (but I repeat myself) tend to sound alike.


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