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#1405805 --- 06/19/13 06:17 PM Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check
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It’s Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check

Michelle Obama says she hasn’t had time to reflect on her “legacy.” It could be because she has been rushing from one lavish taxpayer-funded vacation to another.

Even in the brief gaps between her vacations, she keeps busy spending our money. Lately she has been hanging out in a $3,300-per-night suite in Dublin for the G-8 summit.

The White House is billing Michelle’s trip to Dublin as having diplomatic significance, but her itinerary suggests otherwise. She and her daughters will visit the Trinity College library to explore President Obama’s Irish family roots, attend a performance by the world-famous Riverdance troupe, and visit the Wicklow Mountains national forest.

Next month it’s back to Africa for still more profligate spending.

When President Obama goes to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances.

Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.

Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet­proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.

Preparations might have been even more elaborate.

The president and first lady had also planned to take a Tanzanian safari as part of the trip, which would have required the president’s special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat, according to the planning document.

But officials said Thursday that the safari had been canceled in favor of a trip [or rather, pilgrimage] to Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, where [communist terrorist] Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner.

The trip is expected to cost taxpayers as much $100 million. I would say you had better get back to work to help pay your “fair share,” but there is a good chance you don’t have that option; the labor participation rate is at the lowest since Jimmy Carter was in office as a direct result of Obama’s aggressively anti-business policies. That’s okay; what we can’t raise the funds to pay for, we can just add to the $17 trillion national debt. No doubt our children and grandchildren will be honored to spend their lives financing Obama’s historic presidency — if you want to call a looting spree a presidency.

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#1405814 --- 06/19/13 08:54 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Another "whine and geez" CJ? Your new grouchy old man avatar is nearly perfect for you, but somehow Clint Eastwood doesn't quite fit you (he's too talented and smart). I'm thinking that the grouchy old man closest to you is Jeff Dunham's "Walter" character. Think about it. Walter is perfect for you -- he's grouchy, doesn't have any thoughts of his own, but most of all he's a dummy. \:D

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#1405819 --- 06/19/13 09:32 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Lucinda Knotts]
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Another "whine and geez" CJ? Your new grouchy old man avatar is nearly perfect for you, but somehow Clint Eastwood doesn't quite fit you (he's too talented and smart). I'm thinking that the grouchy old man closest to you is Jeff Dunham's "Walter" character. Think about it. Walter is perfect for you -- he's grouchy, doesn't have any thoughts of his own, but most of all he's a dummy. \:D


Speaking of dummy's, how's kyle?

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#1405843 --- 06/20/13 01:56 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.

I wonder if these are the same fighter jets Obama refused to send to Benghazi
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#1405856 --- 06/20/13 04:38 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: sands]
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I wonder if he will refuse to order them to escort Liar One on his $100,000,000 African safari?
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#1405858 --- 06/20/13 10:53 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: sands]
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But we can't afford White House tours.

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#1405867 --- 06/20/13 12:45 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: sands]
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Originally Posted By: sands
Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.

I wonder if these are the same fighter jets Obama refused to send to Benghazi

A) They were NOT fighter jets

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B) They were ALREADY dead by that time.

If you'd stop relying on FoxNews and Drudge for your information, you might get your facts straight.

Though I'm sure you'd probably ignore them anyway.
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#1405868 --- 06/20/13 12:46 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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I wonder if he will refuse to order them to escort Liar One on his $100,000,000 African safari?

*see above.
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#1405869 --- 06/20/13 12:49 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: cwjga]
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But we can't afford White House tours.

Something that could have been avoided, had Republicans been willing to meet even remotely near the middle.
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#1405960 --- 06/21/13 02:38 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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But we can't afford White House tours.

Something that could have been avoided, had Republicans been willing to meet even remotely near the middle.



You must be kiddy?

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#1405961 --- 06/21/13 02:40 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: sands]
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Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.

I wonder if these are the same fighter jets Obama refused to send to Benghazi




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#1405967 --- 06/21/13 03:13 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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I'd say you haven't moved on since about 1955.
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#1405968 --- 06/21/13 03:17 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: cwjga
But we can't afford White House tours.

Something that could have been avoided, had Republicans been willing to meet even remotely near the middle.


That would still be the middle of the biggest financial crime of all time, which is being committed against people yet unborn, and against all of us living. The problem is that not enough was cut, starting years ago; the sequester was all theater. Tapering is all theater; they can't do it. The coming squawk over raising the debt limit will be all theater. There is no money. If they keep monetizing and borrowing, everything collapses. If they stop it, everything collapses.

That's the situation the dempublicans have created, over the decades, at an ever increasing rate; it's a trap which can't be gotten out of painlessly, which means the government will continue on its present course. Every choice available brings disaster, including the present course, which can be defined as kicking the can down the road, figuring that somebody else will have to deal with it, sometime. Sometime always comes.

Bush nearly doubled the debt in 8 yrs; obama did double it in 5; the next one will be worse. There are no miracles, and particularly, no Keynesian miracles, because Keynesianism is nonsense, just as it was in the 30's, and just as it was when Nixon proclaimed, "We are all Keynesians now.".

But maybe you have a plan, Timbo. What's your miracle end game?


Edited by VM Smith (06/21/13 03:37 AM)
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#1405977 --- 06/21/13 04:02 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: cwjga
But we can't afford White House tours.

Something that could have been avoided, had Republicans been willing to meet even remotely near the middle.


That would still be the middle of the biggest financial crime of all time, which is being committed against people yet unborn, and against all of us living. The problem is that not enough was cut, starting years ago; the sequester was all theater. Tapering is all theater; they can't do it. The coming squawk over raising the debt limit will be all theater. There is no money. If they keep monetizing and borrowing, everything collapses. If they stop it, everything collapses.

That's the situation the dempublicans have created, over the decades, at an ever increasing rate; it's a trap which can't be gotten out of painlessly, which means the government will continue on its present course. Every choice available brings disaster, including the present course, which can be defined as kicking the can down the road, figuring that somebody else will have to deal with it, sometime. Sometime always comes.

Bush nearly doubled the debt in 8 yrs; obama did double it in 5; the next one will be worse. There are no miracles, and particularly, no Keynesian miracles, because Keynesianism is nonsense, just as it was in the 30's, and just as it was when Nixon proclaimed, "We are all Keynesians now.".

But maybe you have a plan, Timbo. What's your miracle end game?

What does ANY of that (even the one or two parts that actually agree with), have to do with my statement?
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#1406000 --- 06/21/13 10:10 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Lucinda Knotts
Another "whine and geez" CJ? Your new grouchy old man avatar is nearly perfect for you, but somehow Clint Eastwood doesn't quite fit you (he's too talented and smart). I'm thinking that the grouchy old man closest to you is Jeff Dunham's "Walter" character. Think about it. Walter is perfect for you -- he's grouchy, doesn't have any thoughts of his own, but most of all he's a dummy. \:D
Speaking of dummy's, how's kyle?
I have a whole lot of better things to do in the summer weather in this beautiful area than try to carry on an intelligent discussion with someone who lies about being a Marine and uses the most obscene name on here, Jesus Christ!
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#1406002 --- 06/21/13 10:43 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: cwjga
But we can't afford White House tours.

Something that could have been avoided, had Republicans been willing to meet even remotely near the middle.



You must be kiddy?



600 Billion in tax increases, vs. 85 billion in cuts. But Repubs would not compromise? Unbelievable.

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#1406029 --- 06/21/13 04:46 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: cwjga]
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600 Billion in tax increases, vs. 85 billion in cuts. But Repubs would not compromise? Unbelievable.


What's unbelievable, is that even with those figures, virtually the entire budget STILL winds up benefiting the wealthy, hugely disproportional in relation to the cuts to the poor and low-income earners.

Got any other goofy statistics you can share?
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#1406085 --- 06/22/13 01:33 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Lucinda Knotts
Another "whine and geez" CJ? Your new grouchy old man avatar is nearly perfect for you, but somehow Clint Eastwood doesn't quite fit you (he's too talented and smart). I'm thinking that the grouchy old man closest to you is Jeff Dunham's "Walter" character. Think about it. Walter is perfect for you -- he's grouchy, doesn't have any thoughts of his own, but most of all he's a dummy. \:D
Speaking of dummy's, how's kyle?
I have a whole lot of better things to do in the summer weather in this beautiful area than try to carry on an intelligent discussion with someone who lies about being a Marine and uses the most obscene name on here, Jesus Christ!



I'm not using Jesus Christ as my user name, you big dummy!

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#1406086 --- 06/22/13 01:44 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: kyle585]
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How is "Jesus Christ" obscene, anyway? Do you get aroused when you hear it? Way to insult the Baby Jesus, Kyle!

a : abhorrent to morality or virtue; specifically : designed to incite to lust or depravity.


Edited by VM Smith (06/22/13 01:46 AM)
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#1406089 --- 06/22/13 01:59 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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What does ANY of that (even the one or two parts that actually agree with), have to do with my statement?


Whenever I hear "meet in the middle" I think of the dems and repubs as two jackals fighting over a wounded baby antelope that represents the republic. Doesn't matter what the topic is, it's like a film clip that keeps repeating, with bleating, and the sound of bones cracking...and then obama comes along, and he's got a knife and fork...and bush is setting the table...it's awful... \:\(
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#1406093 --- 06/22/13 02:05 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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How is "Jesus Christ" obscene, anyway? Do you get aroused when you hear it? Way to insult the Baby Jesus, Kyle!

a : abhorrent to morality or virtue; specifically : designed to incite to lust or depravity.
Noooo, please stop! I don't want to even think about something like that. Please...I don't want that image of kyle burned in my brain. I must pray to the Smoke God. \:D

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#1406101 --- 06/22/13 02:34 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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While praying, I ran across this on FB.

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#1406102 --- 06/22/13 02:37 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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virtually the entire budget STILL winds up benefiting the wealthy, hugely disproportional in relation to the cuts to the poor and low-income earners.



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#1406116 --- 06/22/13 04:29 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: sands]
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#1406117 --- 06/22/13 04:30 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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#1406119 --- 06/22/13 05:10 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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#1406308 --- 06/24/13 04:43 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: cwjga
But we can't afford White House tours.

Something that could have been avoided, had Republicans been willing to meet even remotely near the middle.


That would still be the middle of the biggest financial crime of all time, which is being committed against people yet unborn, and against all of us living. The problem is that not enough was cut, starting years ago; the sequester was all theater. Tapering is all theater; they can't do it. The coming squawk over raising the debt limit will be all theater. There is no money. If they keep monetizing and borrowing, everything collapses. If they stop it, everything collapses.

That's the situation the dempublicans have created, over the decades, at an ever increasing rate; it's a trap which can't be gotten out of painlessly, which means the government will continue on its present course. Every choice available brings disaster, including the present course, which can be defined as kicking the can down the road, figuring that somebody else will have to deal with it, sometime. Sometime always comes.

Bush nearly doubled the debt in 8 yrs; obama did double it in 5; the next one will be worse. There are no miracles, and particularly, no Keynesian miracles, because Keynesianism is nonsense, just as it was in the 30's, and just as it was when Nixon proclaimed, "We are all Keynesians now.".

But maybe you have a plan, Timbo. What's your miracle end game?

What does ANY of that (even the one or two parts that actually agree with), have to do with my statement?

You never answered my question.
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#1406309 --- 06/24/13 04:44 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith

Or, what does THAT have to do with the thread topic?
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#1406311 --- 06/24/13 04:48 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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... and again, what does THAT ONE have to do with the thread topic?

You just can't can't control the urge to hijack every thread, in an effort to spew your paranoid agenda, can you?
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#1406312 --- 06/24/13 04:50 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith


Let's not forget this one, as well.
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#1406319 --- 06/24/13 06:53 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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Or, what does THAT have to do with the thread topic?


Nothing, really; I figured you needed something more to whine about.

If you don't like something, though, it's got to be correct. You're my favorite negative indicator.
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#1406320 --- 06/24/13 06:58 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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How do you like this one?

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#1406334 --- 06/24/13 12:03 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith


Let's not forget this one, as well.


Ahahahahahaha... would you like a crying towel...Stumpy?

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#1406336 --- 06/24/13 01:26 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: VM Smith


Let's not forget this one, as well.


Ahahahahahaha... would you like a crying towel...Stumpy?

Looks like you're in good company, VM.
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#1406338 --- 06/24/13 01:34 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: VM Smith


Let's not forget this one, as well.


Ahahahahahaha... would you like a crying towel...Stumpy?

Looks like you're in good company, VM.


You never answered my question.
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#1406351 --- 06/24/13 02:11 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: VM Smith


Let's not forget this one, as well.


Ahahahahahaha... would you like a crying towel...Stumpy?

Looks like you're in good company, VM.

Do you want a crying towel or not Shorty?

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#1406366 --- 06/24/13 03:28 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Let's not forget this one, as well.
Ahahahahahaha... would you like a crying towel...Stumpy?
Looks like you're in good company, VM.
You never answered my question.

So much for VM's towering intellect.
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#1406370 --- 06/24/13 03:52 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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Get back on topic, Timmy. It seems all you want to do is Flame VM Smith and pretty much anyone who doesn't agree with you... Timmy.



Obama Family’s $100 Million Trip To Africa Among Most Expensive Presidential Trips Ever…

To give you an idea how expensive this is, Bill Clinton’s most expensive trip cost taxpayers $63.5 million, which is $36.5 less than Obama’s.

Via US News:

President Obama’s trip to Africa starting Wednesday is drawing criticism for its vast expense, estimated at up to $100 million, but presidential travel has become an easy target for critics over the years no matter who is in the White House.

President Bill Clinton was roundly criticized for making his own Africa trip in 1998. The cost of the visit, which was considered excessive at the time, was $42.7 million, according to the Government Accountability Office, and that tabulation didn’t include Secret Service expenses.

Clinton’s trip to Asia in 2000 was even more expensive, and Clinton was a lame duck then, only months away from leaving office. His Asia visit cost taxpayers $63.5 million. This included not only the expenses for operating Air Force One but for more than 60 other aircraft to transport U.S. personnel and equipment halfway around the world. [...]

The dilemma for Obama is that today’s economically struggling Americans may not be as forgiving when their president incurs big costs for trips that include not only official business but also touristy junkets. Members of Congress and conservative commentators have already made these points, including Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.).

The main problem will be that if Obama looks self indulgent, he will lose credibility as a president who says he is in tune with Middle America.

Obama will be accompanied by his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha. Their trip to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania runs from Wednesday to July 3.

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#1406372 --- 06/24/13 04:01 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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It really doesn't matter what people think of Obama. It's not like he has to face another election or anything.
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#1406375 --- 06/24/13 04:32 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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I am still wondering if this trip is instead of or in addition to the 59 day Obama family vacation. That vacation was supposed to be at the Kennedy Compound/Martha's Vineyard and was supposed to start the end of June. Anyone know?
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#1406378 --- 06/24/13 04:37 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: twocats]
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It really doesn't matter what people think of Obama. It's not like he has to face another election or anything.

Is that what you said about President Bush?





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#1406384 --- 06/24/13 05:15 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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#1406386 --- 06/24/13 05:23 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: twocats
It really doesn't matter what people think of Obama. It's not like he has to face another election or anything.

Is that what you said about President Bush?





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No, I said, "Thank God he can't be elected again."
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#1406414 --- 06/24/13 08:02 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: twocats]
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: twocats
It really doesn't matter what people think of Obama. It's not like he has to face another election or anything.

Is that what you said about President Bush?





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No, I said, "Thank God he can't be elected again."
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#1406418 --- 06/24/13 08:14 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Josephus]
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Living Rich and Famous, Obama Style
If Not for Double Standards... The $100 MILLION Family Vacation
By Mark Alexander · June 20, 2013


"We have heard of the impious doctrine in the Old World, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is the same doctrine to be revived in the New, in another shape...? --James Madison (1788)



For all the class warfare rhetoric spewed by Barack Hussein Obama and his NeoCom cadres, he and his co-conspirator, Michelle LaVaughn, live like royalty.

Their let-'em-eat-cake lifestyle is even more contemptible, however, when one considers that it comes at the expense of those whom they purport to represent.

For all the references to "fat cats," it turns out the fattest cats of all now occupy the White House, and much like their record accumulation of national debt, their unmitigated arrogance and bloated hypocrisy exceeds all that of previous executive administrations combined.

Perhaps there are no better cases in point than the Obamas' exotic resort vacations and golf junkets whilst the rest of the nation exercises austerity measures necessitated by the regime's failed economic policies.

This week, Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha hitched a ride on Air Force One to the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. Then MO requisitioned Air Force Two so that she and her entourage could spend two days touring Dublin and the surrounding area. Once there, MO, her 11- and 14-year-old kids, and 30 members of her retinue set up shop in the lavish 5-star Shelbourne Hotel, where she booked the $3,300-per-night Princess Grace Suite.

By day, they hobnobbed with glitterati, lunching over Dalkey Lobster and Crab Salad or Road Rack of Wicklow Spring Lamb with such notables as U2 singer Bono. By night they were treated to royal boxes at theater performances such as "Riverdance," where Michelle told an adoring crowd, "It is good to be home."

Conde Nast, leftist travel magazine of the rich and famous, devoted a special section under "Bigwig Vacations," to Michelle's travel plans, noting, "It looks like she has taken a leaf or two from our 'Iconic Irish Itinerary.'" The Huffington Post Style pages opined under the heading, "Michelle Obama's Ireland Trip Wardrobe Is Making Us Jealous," then gushed about her "awesome printed Lela Rose vest, an on-trend Burberry trench coat and a covetable utility jacket."



Michelle's two-day $5.2 million side trip, however, was a mere slum tour compared to the Obamas' next taxpayer funded junket -- a "heritage tour" of three nations in southern Africa the week of June 26 to July 3, with an estimated cost between $80 and $100 million.

Beyond the five-star accommodations, this Africa tour will put an enormous burden on the Air Force. In addition to the already-huge operational cost of Air Force One, USAF cargo planes will airlift 14 limousines and 42 support vehicles, including three trucks with sheets of ballistic glass for the royal family's hotel windows. Helicopters will be ferried in along with the largest Secret Service team and support network ever. The entire trip will be under 24-hour cover of Air Force fighter jets, and a large Navy presence will be maintained off the east coast of Africa in case of any security or medical emergencies.

Calculating the total cost of the Africa trip is difficult, because so many security expenses are classified. I am quite certain, however, one half of one percent of that budget would have secured our embassy in Benghazi! The $100 million estimate came from the Washington Post after they obtained a confidential expense report covering most of the trip costs except security. When the WashPo questioned Obama about the added cost of one excursion, an exotic Tanzanian safari, the White House canceled it. Seems that would have just been over the top...

According to Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy adviser for strategic communications, "The infrastructure that accompanies the president's travels is beyond our control." (Yes, that's the same Ben Rhodes who's "credited" with the White House Benghazi rewrites, and the same Ben Rhodes whose brother David is the president of CBS News.) However, canceling exorbitantly expensive vacations is completely within Obama's control.

For the record, presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also made trips to Africa at enormous cost to taxpayers and military budgets, but not at the same time they were blaming what Obama calls "the Republican Sequester" for across-the-board cuts to government agencies, with the deepest cuts of all hitting our nation's military budgets. (Ironically, national defense is one of the few federal expenses that is actually authorized by the Rule of Law enshrined in our Constitution.)

Also for the record, neither Clinton nor Bush devoted reams of classist rhetoric condemning corporate depreciation of private aircraft all while commuting in the world's most expensive taxpayer-funded exec jet. On a political junket a few months ago, Obama said, "What we don't want to do is give somebody who's buying a corporate jet an extra tax break that ordinary people can't get because they don't need it. ... They don't need an extra tax break, especially at a time when we're trying to reduce the deficit. Something's got to give."
2013-06-20-alexander-3Barack's "Heritage Tour" Outfit

Only an archetypal case study of Narcissistic Personality Disorder would commute on Air Force One to Kansas for a socialist stump speech, at a cost to taxpayers of $181,757 per flight-hour, not including the enormous cost of support personnel, facilities, and additional support aircraft, and lecture laid-off aircraft workers about why private-sector companies shouldn't receive the same write-off for an aircraft that they do for other business equipment.

Need I also mention the enormous cost to states and local government treasuries, and the significant inconvenience to other air travelers and local commuters every time Obama comes to town for a fundraiser?

Writing about the opulence of this administration in "Presidential Perks Gone Royal," author Robert Keith Gray notes that $1.4 billion in taxpayer funds was spent on the Obamas last year, including "the biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever" and Air Force One "running with the frequency of a scheduled air line."

Not only does Obama have the audacity to chastise corporate use of aircraft, but among the high profile sequester cuts Obama demanded was the cancelation of traditional flyovers at the Air Force and Naval Academy graduations two weeks ago.

So here's the question nobody has asked Obama spokesman Jay Carney: How does Obama justify the cancelation of flyovers to honor the commitment and sacrifice of our next generation of young military officers taking their oaths "to support and defend" our Constitution with their blood and lives, while their commander in chief is using Air Force One to ferry him and his adoring entourage around the nation to political fundraisers, and around the world on vacation junkets, at colossal expense to the defense budget and American taxpayers?

USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said this week that Obama's sequester has grounded 33 squadrons, and many pilots are losing their proficiency. "If we were ordered to go do" a no-fly zone over Syria, "we'd go do it," but we would be "accepting the risk of those people not being as current. For me, that's a risk we don't want to be accepting."

Perhaps we should sequester the use of Air Force exec jets, including Air Force One, and also sequester $100 million royal family vacations.

Perhaps these savings could offset the $70 million in IRS bonuses to be paid this year -- to administrators who have benignly supported the harassment of Obama's "Enemies List." The Africa heritage tour funds alone would be sufficient to reopen public White House tours for the next 25 years.

Indeed, if it weren't for double standards, BO and MO wouldn't have any. If there's one defining characteristic of Leftist protagonists that is universally true, it is their consummate hypocrisy.

P.S.: Don't worry, BO and MO will be back from Africa in time for their annual Martha's Vineyard vacation, where they hobnob around with that clan of rich liberals.

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#1406433 --- 06/24/13 09:41 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Quote:
Michelle told an adoring crowd, "It is good to be home."


Home? Great. Maybe now, for the 1st time in her life, she can be really proud of her country.
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#1406448 --- 06/25/13 01:07 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: VM Smith]
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Quote:
Michelle told an adoring crowd, "It is good to be home."


Home? Great. Maybe now, for the 1st time in her life, she can be really proud of her country.


I didn't know the first Moocher was from Ireland!?

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#1406453 --- 06/25/13 02:34 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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#1406710 --- 06/26/13 08:54 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Obama Brings Mother-in-Law, Niece to Africa

by Keith Koffler on June 26, 2013, 9:27 am

In a move that can only fuel charges that his week-long trip to Africa is a de facto vacation, President Obama is taking his mother-in-law Marian Robinson and niece Leslie Robinson with him on Air Force One, which departed the United States this morning. Leslie is the daughter of First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother Craig.

Obama is already being accompanied by Mrs. Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia. It’s not clear if other family members got aboard the presidential jet this morning. The press pool reporter, who eyed the Obama relatives, doesn’t mention any.

The Obamas have been criticized for the massive expense of the trip, which reportedly could reach up to $100 million. Obama was ridiculed when news surfaced that he had been contemplating a safari that would have required Secret Service agents to act as snipers in case animals tried to attack the first family.

The White House says the excursion is an important step toward building democracy and advancing U.S. strategic interests in Africa.

The press pooler slyly noted that Bo did not make the cut for the trip.

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#1406716 --- 06/26/13 09:07 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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#1406720 --- 06/26/13 09:12 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Ohithere]
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Oh, NO!

Not yet ANOTHER dispelled right-wing myth.
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#1406723 --- 06/26/13 09:26 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo

Oh, NO!

Not yet ANOTHER dispelled right-wing myth.



I can think of another system that abuses the "blank check" debacle CJ speaks of.

http://www.hutchnews.com/Columns/dishonoredvets

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/...unded-benefits/

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#1406725 --- 06/26/13 09:35 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Ohithere]
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Originally Posted By: Ohithere
Originally Posted By: Timbo

Oh, NO!

Not yet ANOTHER dispelled right-wing myth.



I can think of another system that abuses the "blank check" debacle CJ speaks of.

http://www.hutchnews.com/Columns/dishonoredvets

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/...unded-benefits/



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#1406726 --- 06/26/13 09:40 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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I suggest that you minimize the ignorance you're showing by posting an image that makes.....what statement?
We will not get on the subject of wasteful military spending but again maybe I'll find you a few links for starters.



http://www.washingtonguardian.com/department-everything

•The Pentagon runs its own microbreweries and U.S. based liquor stores.

•The Pentagon gave $1.2 billion to grocery stores in 2012.

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#1406727 --- 06/26/13 09:51 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Ohithere]
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Originally Posted By: Ohithere
I suggest that you minimize the ignorance you're showing by posting an image that makes.....what statement?
We will not get on the subject of wasteful military spending but again maybe I'll find you a few links for starters.



http://www.washingtonguardian.com/department-everything

•The Pentagon runs its own microbreweries and U.S. based liquor stores.

•The Pentagon gave $1.2 billion to grocery stores in 2012.

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#1406728 --- 06/26/13 09:51 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
Ohithere Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Ohithere
Originally Posted By: Timbo

Oh, NO!

Not yet ANOTHER dispelled right-wing myth.



I can think of another system that abuses the "blank check" debacle CJ speaks of.

http://www.hutchnews.com/Columns/dishonoredvets

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/...unded-benefits/




It's very hypocritical of you to say the least in posting what the White House spends but in the same breath, now attempt to defend the Military.

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#1406729 --- 06/26/13 09:54 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
Ohithere Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Ohithere
I suggest that you minimize the ignorance you're showing by posting an image that makes.....what statement?
We will not get on the subject of wasteful military spending but again maybe I'll find you a few links for starters.



http://www.washingtonguardian.com/department-everything

•The Pentagon runs its own microbreweries and U.S. based liquor stores.

•The Pentagon gave $1.2 billion to grocery stores in 2012.



Don't think so but for your edification lets reword the subject title to

Good to Be the Pentagon and Have a Blank Check

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#1406730 --- 06/26/13 09:59 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Ohithere]
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Originally Posted By: Ohithere
Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Ohithere
I suggest that you minimize the ignorance you're showing by posting an image that makes.....what statement?
We will not get on the subject of wasteful military spending but again maybe I'll find you a few links for starters.



http://www.washingtonguardian.com/department-everything

•The Pentagon runs its own microbreweries and U.S. based liquor stores.

•The Pentagon gave $1.2 billion to grocery stores in 2012.



Don't think so but for your edification lets reword the subject title to

Good to Be the Pentagon and Have a Blank Check




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#1406754 --- 06/27/13 12:59 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Ohithere]
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Well, you know very well that it's typical of Right-Wingnuts like Harley to ignore facts that would detract from their claims. You know... the whole "Do as my party says, not as my party did", and all that.
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#1406755 --- 06/27/13 01:03 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus


Where did you steal that, Harley? Everyone knows you don't hold one of those accounts.

You do know that check kiting is illegal... right? \:D
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#1406765 --- 06/27/13 01:44 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Josephus]
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Originally Posted By: Josephus
Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus


Where did you steal that, Harley? Everyone knows you don't hold one of those accounts.

You do know that check kiting is illegal... right? \:D



BAM! \:D
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#1406769 --- 06/27/13 01:59 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Teonan]
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Protestors Dump Sewage at Airport Ahead of Obama's South Africa Visit


by Breitbart News 26 Jun 2013, 1:59 PM



Protestors in South Africa, thought to be affiliated with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, dumped raw sewage at the Cape Town International Airport on Tuesday. President Barack Obama is due to arrive in South Africa on Friday and will speak in Cape Town on Sunday. The protest was linked to a series of ongoing demonstration in the so-called "toilet wars" over sanitation policy in the city. It was not aimed at Obama, but took place against a backdrop of demonstrations and internal battles surrounding Obama's visit.

Local news sources report that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), which is technically a governing partner with the ANC, plans to "disrupt" Obama's visit to the country by staging demonstrations involving thousands of protestors. Cosatu specifically objects to Obama's foreign policy, which it describes as imperialist and militaristic. Local Muslim groups are joining the protest, too, with the local Muslim Lawyers Association calling on the government to arrest President Obama on his arrival for war crimes.

Several left-wing academics are vowing to boycott Obama's a ceremony at the University of Johannesburg in which Obama is to receive an honorary doctorate. The centrist Democratic Alliance, meanwhile, has come under fire for attempting to bestow an award on the President and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Obama's visit has also affected growing debates around the country's ailing former president, Nelson Mandela, who is said to be on life support. Mandela's relatives are engaged in a very public round of infighting over where he should be buried when he dies. There is some speculation that Mandela is being kept on life support until Obama's visit, though the two are not scheduled to meet. NBC, citing one of Mandela's daughters, reported Tuesday that Mandela had opened his eyes and smiled when being told of Obama's imminent arrival in the country, but that report was not confirmed by other sources.

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#1406774 --- 06/27/13 02:40 AM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: ]
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I guess we should have expected that anything dealing with raw sewage would attract your attention, CJ, since that is what most of your postings are worth. But you must have missed that part that says it was not aimed at Obama. Must have been a big disappointment for you.

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#1406827 --- 06/27/13 01:02 PM Re: Good to Be King and Queen and Have a Blank Check [Re: Lucinda Knotts]
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I guess we should have expected that anything dealing with raw sewage would attract your attention, CJ, since that is what most of your postings are worth. But you must have missed that part that says it was not aimed at Obama. Must have been a big disappointment for you.



Hows kyle doing, we haven't heard from him lately?

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