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Obama’s birthday gift to
his wife? Time off, alone

Reuters, by Kevin Lamarque

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/5/2014 9:38:25 AM

HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children. The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls. "As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday," a White House official said. The president was leaving Honolulu late

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 1/5/2014 9:48:01 AM     (No. 9680321)

It´s a twofer: He is actually getting 2 more weeks of vacation, too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ramona, 1/5/2014 9:49:09 AM     (No. 9680327)

A gift that amazingly costs the President nothing! and we get the bill for a private flight back to DC. Wow, what a thrifty guy! Now Michelle, for the next 4th of July you can give us (US) a gift - make your husband go away by himself, never to return to the white House.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 1/5/2014 9:56:29 AM     (No. 9680340)

Time off from the children? They have a full time Nanny, her mother. She does not have to take them anywhere or fix their meals or help with homework. What does she do besides annoy the rest of us with her "pet projects" ? I think this is called a separation. She really doesn´t like Obama very much these days. I can´t blame her. I have heard that they will divorce after this is all over. And again, we have to foot the bill for her private plane. Boy, the MSM would be all over this if this were Laura Bush.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 1/5/2014 9:57:41 AM     (No. 9680343)

Reggie has kindly volunteered to preen and primp Barry in her absence. What a guy!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jl80863, 1/5/2014 9:59:19 AM     (No. 9680347)

It must have been one heck of a tiff.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kiwikit, 1/5/2014 10:00:19 AM     (No. 9680350)

In this 21st century I find this shocking. Does she, a free well-educated woman, need her husband´s permission to let their many servants take care of the kids? Is she at her husband´s beck and call? I just don´t get the hypocrisy
of the liberal mind. Time off from what?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 1/5/2014 10:00:45 AM     (No. 9680352)

How much will it cost us to fly her Chicago pals to Florida for some fun in the sun?

Blech. And he dares to criticize congress for taking Christmas off.

Not a word of criticism from his fellow travelers in the msm.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/5/2014 10:00:58 AM     (No. 9680354)

Time for one on one´s with the divorce lawyer.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 1/5/2014 10:01:41 AM     (No. 9680357)

sheesh.......sorry about that.....make that Hawaii. Where is my head this morning.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/5/2014 10:06:23 AM     (No. 9680370)

Seventeen days was not enough for Michelle, so she spends a few more Million of the taxpayers´ money, and I would bet it is more about being away from her husband. Michelle´s constant sense of "entitlement" is appalling. I hope she gets home in time to go with the girls on their ski trip to another expensive, lavish, and luxurious resort again this year.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/5/2014 10:07:12 AM     (No. 9680372)

That´s ok, #9. I used to confuse it with an actual state, too- until I visited.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: suziannr, 1/5/2014 10:10:37 AM     (No. 9680382)

yeah. his gift to her...on our dime. words will not express (if i don´t want to be banned)my disgust with this "couple"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: grayjay, 1/5/2014 10:13:06 AM     (No. 9680390)

I have not read how they got the 2 dogs to and from Hawaii this time. I didn´t see them getting on the plane with Barack and the girls. I´m sure that cost us some more money.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/5/2014 10:25:49 AM     (No. 9680401)

Since it´s "his" gift, he should get her a hotel room, a ticket on a commercial airliner, and a private security service. Otherwise, it´s "our" gift and we´re being forced to give it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: starboard, 1/5/2014 10:29:17 AM     (No. 9680409)

This could be a precursor of things to come. I read that Michelle is considering a separation after his term over. Apparently, she´s not a happy camper living with him.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/5/2014 10:34:31 AM     (No. 9680419)

Here is prediction to consider.
When Barack leaves office, he will demand, and receive, lifetime secret service protection, for himself, Michelle, and the girls. And he will demand, and receive, a suitable government aircraft. forever.
The demands will be based on racism, entitlement, and reparations.
You heard it here first.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nimby, 1/5/2014 10:41:31 AM     (No. 9680430)

Big of him! Sticking it to taxpayers

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Reply 18 - Posted by: RIsailor, 1/5/2014 11:03:05 AM     (No. 9680473)

I wonder how long it took the Obama staff to come up with the "gift" excuse?
The Enquirer story about post White House divorce sounds compelling.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/5/2014 11:20:30 AM     (No. 9680506)

In reply to #16, All past Presidents automatically are entitled to Secret Service
protection for life.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/5/2014 11:59:44 AM     (No. 9680553)

Too bad there is no bus service between Honolulu and DC because that´s how she ought to return, on her own funds, of course.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/5/2014 12:12:49 PM     (No. 9680576)

What the Big Mooche can´t stand is now getting booed at public appearances. Two huge narcissists.

The marriage is falling apart.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/5/2014 12:20:00 PM     (No. 9680586)

In the old days they used to call this a separation, but in liberal political code it is a gift!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/5/2014 1:36:55 PM     (No. 9680638)

The lamestreamers are playing this like there´s nothing to see here.But who knows maybe they are staying together for appearance sake and spare the country of a high profile divorce.

Remember when Aunt Esther gave Fred Sanford a squinty eyed glare,that´s who MO reminded me off when BO was laughing it up with the woman from Denmark.

I doubt she called him a fish eyed fool when they got home.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: CEP, 1/5/2014 1:51:33 PM     (No. 9680653)

Obama didn´t give her anything, it is the taxpayer that gave it. How much is this going to cost the taxpayer, would be nice if the taxpayer could get a vacation but nope gotta pay for Obamacare, gotta pay for all the other assorted things Obama thinks up.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/5/2014 2:21:55 PM     (No. 9680700)

Maybe he´ll use his Peace Prize money to pay the extra expense back to The People.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: sadc, 1/5/2014 2:29:00 PM     (No. 9680707)

She will fly on Air Force One, at our expense because her broom is in the shop.
She gets an extended vacation from her life of luxury that we pay for, as she plans her next big birthday bash. Do you think they will invite the "Danish Pastry" to the big party? Their hedonistic lifestyle makes it impossible to ever be satisfied. They finish one event and are planning the next self aggrandizing gala. It disgusts decent people.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 1/5/2014 3:55:46 PM     (No. 9680773)

Hey #16, I think a 1994 Canadair Challenger would do nicely...

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