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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Well you could always become the first lady


    That's an idea.
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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It should come as not surprise that the author of this hit piece is a frequent Fox News contributor.

    Tantaros thinks Obama should model Bush's vacation schedule? | Media Matters for America



    Oh wow, you quote media matters, to attack the author, instead of simply commenting on the topic.... YOU ROCK!
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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Okay, granted, the cost FLOTUS and her daughter's trip to Spain likely wasn't all on their own nickle, but let's be honest here, folks. Can it ever be?

    She IS the First Lady. As such, she has to have the Secret Service around to protect her and her daughter not only whenever she (FLOTUS) travels INCONUS but abroad. To those complaining about her travel and lodging arrangements, do you honestly believe she can travel first class like the rest of us? C'mon! Not since the days of Eisenhower have the President and the FLOTUS travelled by anything less than the most secure means at the taxpayer's expense. That said, we don't know if the FLOTUS wanted to travel via other means or if the Secret Service insisted that using AF1.5 was the best way to keep her and her daughter safe.

    As to the lodging...it seems rather lavish, but again was it her idea, the Secret Service or the Spanish government's insistance? Are they staying there on the taxpayer's dime or did she pay out of her own pocket? How much of her shopping spree is out of her own pocket versus how much will the taxpayers pickup? And how often has this happened with former FLOTUS? Which brings us back to the same questions so many have repeatedly asked to those who apparently are upset about this:

    "Where you that pissed off when Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagon, Betty Ford or Patricia Nixon all took trips abroad on the taxpayer's dime? Or were you just upset when Jackie-O, Rosaline Carter and Hillary Clinton did it?"


    I was too young for some of these folk, but do tell me which one of these admins lectured us on economic personal sacrifice while the wife took 40 of her closest friends on extravagant trips....


    I don't much care actually, I just thought the hypocricy of this administration was notable.
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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice
    Where'd you get the 72 Secret Service members figure from and the per room rate?
    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack
    "But while most of the country is pinching pennies and downsizing summer sojourns - or forgoing them altogether - the Obamas don't seem to be heeding their own advice. While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain with 40 of her "closest friends." According to CNN, the group is expected to occupy 60 to 70 rooms, more than a third of the lodgings at the 160-room resort. Not exactly what one would call cutting back in troubled times.

    Reports are calling the lodgings of Obama's Spanish fiesta, the Hotel Villa Padierna in Marbella, "luxurious," "posh" and "a millionaires' playground." Estimated room rate per night? Up to a staggering $2,500. Method of transportation? Air Force Two.

    To be clear, what the Obamas do with their money is one thing; what they do with ours is another. Transporting and housing the estimated 70 Secret Service agents who will flank the material girl will cost the taxpayers a pretty penny."

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    ...rooms for 72 secret service members at 4k per room a night...
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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That's a very subjective opinion and I think her selection of clothing is partially cultural.
    I never noticed they dressed like crap in Spain. That shirt is atrocious.
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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I never noticed they dressed like crap in Spain. That shirt is atrocious.


    I think he's saying black people dress like crap.
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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I never noticed they dressed like crap in Spain. That shirt is atrocious.
    It does have a vaguely peasant-y style to it, and might be cute on someone.
    The pattern on it confuses me; I'd like to see it in some sort of native woven fabric, or some sort of, like... indian cotton, white, with indigenous patterns embroidered around the neckline by local seamstresses.
    It's distressingly unflattering on Michelle O.
    It must be difficult for her to find clothes that are flattering. She's so large. Her shoulders are so broad.
    Nevertheless, I admire her moxie. She seems to enjoy life.

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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    No, no they are not.
    Better hope they don't put the secret on you. hahaha
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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Oh wow, you quote media matters, to attack the author, instead of simply commenting on the topic.... YOU ROCK!
    Oh Wow Rev, I did comment on the topic:
    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I sincerely hope the FLOTUS has a great trip in Spain. She promotes positive living and the American dream of prosperity. (text ripped from the poll)

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    Re: Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette

    Does not bother me at all and hope they are having a wonderful time
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