Barack Obama has been pictured visiting the Tirta Empul Temple during his family trip to Bali. The former president, wife Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, were yesterday pictured white water rafting down the Ayung River, a popular tourist spot on the Indonesian Island. Today a healthy-looking Obama swapped the bulky hat and life jacket for a white polo shirt and dark jeans while attending the Hindu Balinese water temple, near the town of Tampaksiring. Michelle, Sasha and Malia wore yellow sarongs and sashes - known as a selendang - over their clothes, as is customary when visiting holy
Have seen several photos ( why are we still seeing them??) of this latest in an apparently never-ending series of very luxurious vacations by the Obamas. No going to Africa to work in poor villages or building homes for the poor for them like former Presidents...no siree! Haven´t seen one single photo of Ms. O smiling or looking anything other than completely bored. Could this private jet, $2500 a night lifestyle in tropical locations be getting just too, too mundane for her? Perhaps she´s missing their roommate, Valerie.
If you don´t ever get a vacation, I guess that could be boring. If all you do is vacation, I guess that can get boring too. By the looks on the women´s (?) faces, I´d say by now they´re pretty bored with traveling. Why it´s almost time to get Malia ready for college, isn´t it?
Let me know when they all fall off the face of the earth.
I thought these opulent pr events were being gifted to Obama--for services rendered or services anticipated. The Nobel Prize committee voted to give him the award after he was in office only 3 weeks in anticipation of his delivering the US to global climate governance. When I see the Kardashians on vacation in various places, I never think they paid for it themselves.
I´ll admit to a perverse pleasure viewing the pictures of their lavish vacations. Mooch always has a scowl and wearing jackets to cover her bustle. The girls are bored and/or mad. The only person having a good time is The One strutting through the low-energy "crowds" snapping pics like all tourists who happen to see a "celebrity".
When all meaning and truth become relative, and one´s personal feelings become paramount, its really hard to have fun and enjoy happiness. Part of me wants to feel sorry for the girls, but my give-a-damn-meter is busted.
The Obama family and the word "bright" do not belong in the same sentence. I can think of hundreds of adjectives, most of them of a reptilian nature, to describe this family but the eight years of misery they caused us is anything but "bright."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played fast and loose with the facts on Sunday in an attempt to defend her infamous “deplorables” remark. “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it,” Clinton said at a fundraiser in New York last September. “And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.” Clinton attempted to spin that remark — which proved to be one of the pivotal moments of the 2016 campaign
Florida police are shaming ‘Hurricane Irma looters’ on social media. Not only do they deserve shame, but hefty prison sentences, if found guilty. (Photos) CTV News reports: With looters in Florida braving the torrential rains and winds of Hurricane Irma to steal a few things over the weekend from boarded-up stores, local police forces are issuing this warning: You will be caught. The Miami-Dade County Police Department says officers have made nearly 30 arrests so far of people trying to make off with electronics, sports equipment, cellphones and more from local businesses that locked their doors to escape the storm. To
A National Guardsman has been arrested for talking about killing Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to the 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania. Twenty-two-year-old William Robert Dunbar of Berlin, New Jersey was charged Saturday after his comments before Pence´s trip for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash. Richland Township police claim that Dunbar was on duty at the Army National Guard Training Center when he said, ´If someone pays me enough money, I will kill the vice president.´ Witnesses said they contacted commanding officers after they heard Dunbar make the threat twice. Police said Dunbar was taken to
A Maryland county judge has ordered the state bar to investigate three lawyers accused of deleting thousands of Hillary Clinton´s emails. Circuit Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. ruled Monday that the Attorney Grievance Commission and Office of Bar Counsel Maryland Office of Bar Counsel must look into complaints against Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson and David E. Kendall, citing "allegations of destroying evidence,” according to the Washington Times. The ruling came after Ty Clevenger, an attorney in New York City, filed the complaint. He recently was denied files from the FBI related to Clinton’s email investigation, due to what the bureau
Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, said he will object to all procedural motions and amendments as the Senate votes on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 Monday unless his amendment ending military action in Iraq and Afghanistan is taken up. "Tonight, the Senate is attempting to move forward with the Defense Bill," Paul tweeted Monday night. "I am seeking an amendment to end the AUMF in Afghanistan and Iraq." This amendment would revoke authority for the use of military force against terrorist targets passed in response to the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and used as justification for the invasion of
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Monday that senior Al-Qaeda leaders should "count" their days because the U.S. intelligence community is narrowing in on them. Pompeo appeared on Fox News, where host Bret Baier asked the director to analyze the state of international terrorism 16 years after 9/11. "So the Al-Qaeda was really sixteen years ago the big player," Baier said. "Now it seems like these splinter groups have multiplied and expanded around the globe." Pompeo agreed, saying that he never wants to underestimate Al-Qaeda because there are still senior leaders from over a decade ago still alive. "Hunting those senior leaders
SHANKSVILLE, Pa.- Vice President Mike Pence told relatives and friends of the victims of United Flight 93 attending the 16th anniversary ceremony Monday in Pennsylvania that the passengers might well have saved his life. The somber service began at 9:45 a.m., the time that federal investigators determined passengers decided to revolt against their four al-Qaida hijackers, who ended up crashing the plane in a field 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh. The Republican said he was in Washington as a member of Congress on 9/11, and learned that the Capitol was a possible target of the hijacked plane, which
Though the ominous feeling of concern for those in the path of Hurricane Irma in Florida hung heavy in the air, the show must go on. Miss America 2018 on ABC aired September 10th and throughout the show, donations for hurricane relief were solicited for those affected in both Texas and Florida. Never fear, though. Politics dominated the final question competition and yes, it was all about President Trump. Breaking with the tradition of one question per finalist in the final round of competition, this year the pageant decided to ask two questions of each – described as one serious
HOUSTON- Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt paused at the end of the tunnel, taking in the scene as he was introduced before the Texans opened their season against the Jacksonville Jaguarson Sunday. He held the Texas flag before the team´s first game at NRG Stadium since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston two weeks ago. NRG Stadium erupted when he was announced, and Watt ran out, emphatically waving the Texas flag, getting the crowd pumped up. Watt, who went to the locker room near the end of the second quarter with a finger injury, said after the game that he "just
In a major blow to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), former senior policy adviser, Mark Lopes, testified that the lawmaker helped with visa applications for friends of a wealthy donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen. (Photo) ABC News reports: Under direct questioning from the government, former senior policy adviser Mark Lopes testified that Menendez emailed him in 2008 authorizing a letter of support from Menendez to be sent to consular officials regarding the visa applications of two sisters from the Dominican Republic.One of the emails sent around the time had a subject line that read: “Dr. Melgen’s request.” When the applications were denied
In February, 2002, roughly five months after the searing tragedy of the 9/11/2001 attacks, Budweiser, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, released a poignant, moving commercial honoring the fallen by having the company’s famed Clydesdale bow in front of the skyline of New York. If you missed the commercial, it wouldn’t be surprising; it only aired once, and that was during Super Bowl XXXVI on February 3, 2002. The creative team from Anheuser-Busch had their work cut out for them; they had to get approval from members of Congress, the advertising community and from New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Bob Lachky, former
Mexico is sending a top cabinet-level diplomat to illegal alien-friendly California to help Mexican citizens living in the U.S. illegally avoid deportation in a post-DACA environment. President Trump’s efforts to enforce immigration law and build a wall along the border have galvanized the Mexican government into action, and according to an Associated Press story, its top priority is to protect Mexican citizens living in the United States. First stop, California, the center of anti-Trump resistance: Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray is expected to meet Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislative leaders in California’s capital. He will later
Washington - Hillary Clinton on Sunday called Donald Trump’s inaugural speech as president “a cry from the white nationalist gut”. Clinton was speaking in her first televised interview since her stunning defeat in the election in November, two days ahead of the publication of What Happened, her book about her defeat. (Snip) During the campaign, in a moment widely criticized and weaponised by the Trump campaign, Clinton memorably referred to half of Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables”. She expressed regret at the time. On Sunday, Clinton was unapologetic for the context of her remarks and said Trump’s base
Hillary Clinton was so confident of victory last year that she bought a second house next to her residence in Chappaqua, New York, to accommodate White House staff during presidential retreats there. "I thought I was going to win," she said. The New York Post reported last year on the Clintons paying $1.16 million for the three-bedroom, ranch-style home next to their house in Chappaqua. The newspaper´s source said at the time it was thought to be a weekend retreat for their daughter Chelsea´s family. In an interview from her home on the CBS program "Sunday Morning" delving into her
On the same day that Fox News announced that it had “agreed to part ways amicably” with suspended conservative host Eric Bolling, Bolling’s son Eric, Jr. was found dead in Boulder, Colorado. (snip) A strange anomaly in this story is that Yashar Ali, the HuffPost freelancer who wrote the August 4 article alleging that Eric Bolling was guilty of inappropriate behavior years earlier, claims to have been the first one to break the news of Chase Bolling’s death. For example, in a HuffPost article on September 9 time stamped 2:31 P.M. E.T., Hayley Miller writes “Yashar Ali, the HuffPost freelancer
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday that while she is "done" being a candidate, she is not leaving politics. "Is your political career over?" Jane Pauley asked Clinton on "CBS Sunday Morning." "Yes," Clinton responded. "As an active politician, it´s over. "I am done with being a candidate," she added. "But I am not done with politics, because I literally believe that our country´s future is at stake." Clinton´s comments come days before the release her new book, "What Happened," which accounts her experience in the 2016 presidential election. The former Democratic nominee reflects
Keep these numbers in mind: 316 to 90 and 80 to 17. They were the lopsided votes in the House and Senate in support of the deal President Trump made with Democratic leaders on storm aid, the debt limit and government funding. Remarkably, all the no voters were Republicans. The numbers shout that we are witnessing a potential turning point in the Trump presidency, one that could further shake up Washington and rattle the calcified political parties. Frustrated by the failure of GOP majorities in both chambers to pass his agenda, Trump followed through on threats to work with Democrats. Signs suggest it was
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down with Jane Pauley on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ and gave her first T.V. interview since the 2016 presidential election. Hillary spoke about her new memoir ‘What Happened’ which is set to release September 12. (Photo) Not only did Hillary Clinton blame Comey for her election loss when he decided to re-open the FBI investigation eleven days before the election, she doubled down on her ‘Deplorable’ insult to Trump supporters. Hillary reacted to a clip of herself from September 9, 2016 saying, “You could put half of Trump supporters into what I call the ‘basket
An elderly white man was shoved to the floor and derided as a “honky motherf----r” by a black woman, who also told him to sit in the back of the East Side bus they were riding, police sources said Monday. The suspect, believed to be between 30 and 40 years old, is still being sought. The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. Sept. 3 when the 80-year-old victim got on a city bus near E. 34th St. and First Ave. and sat up front, sources said. The suspect apparently took exception to where he was sitting.
The Gold Star father who came to Indianapolis to speak about civil discourse ripped into President Donald Trump, calling him "illiterate and uneducated" on Saturday evening. In reference to Trump´s rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, , Khizr Khan´s criticism came after a community conversation, "Talking Through Unity and Civility with Khizr Khan," on Saturday evening at St. Luke´s United Methodist Church. John Krull, host of "No Limits" on WFYI-FM (90.1), moderated the discussion. Khan is the Gold Star father who challenged Trump to rethink his stance on Muslims´ and religious minorities´ place in society during the 2016 presidential election. Khan´s son was killed in
Who would ever dream of handing political leadership to someone whose crowning career achievement was a high-paying no-show job? As its next presidential candidate, is Michelle Obama the best the Democrats can come up with? That´s the view of pollster Douglas Schoen, who thinks they don´t stand a chance otherwise. In a piece for The Hill, he writes: As I’ve said before, the Democrats need an alternative plan to rebuild and unite the party if they have any hope in winning back seats in Congress in the 2018 midterms, nonetheless the White House in 2020. This alternative plan requires a new, united
The start of the NFL season is normally a pretty big deal across the country. Apparently Los Angeles and San Francisco didn´t get the memo. The Rams and 49ers each opened their season at home Sunday, and both teams had to start their games with lots of empty seats in the stadium. The Rams are hosting the the Colts, but it seems like the Los Angeles fans are not that concerned about being there to see it in person. The 49ers are welcoming the Panthers, but not even Cam Newton could attract a crowd that wanted to show up for
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is reportedly considering a Senate run in Utah if longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch retires. UtahPolicy.com reports that sources close to Mr. Romney say he’s making preparations to run, but some say Mr. Hatch likely won’t make a decision on whether he’ll run for another term until the end of the year. It would be Mr. Hatch’s eight term in office if he decides to run again. Mr. Hatch has said in the past that he’d be willing to step aside if someone like Mr. Romney wanted to run for the seat. Mr. Romney was the GOP presidential nominee in the 2012 elections, but lost to former President Barack Obama,
Hillary Clinton’s latest book “What Happened” and her ensuing book tour are the latest examples of the former presidential candidate creating fresh tensions within the Democratic Party. What happened is not terribly complicated: Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump and weakened the Democratic Party in the process. In her book, Secretary Clinton blames her loss on the Russians, former FBI Director James Comey and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), among others, yet the only person she does not seem to blame is herself. Clinton continues to take the focus away from the party and