Dec 15, 2011 Political
He talks a good game but he does not follow up on what he says and most of what he says never applies to him. The he is Barack Obama and the little king is great when it comes to spelling out rules and talking about doing things better but when it comes to actual practice he fails to follow the rules.
Obama published an Executive Order (13589) that deals with efficiency in government and it lists things that government employees are expected to do to ensure they do not waste taxpayer money. One of those things is to be more prudent in the way business is handled and travel is one of the areas that is specifically mentioned.
Obama wants federal employees (in the Executive Branch, the only one he controls) to travel efficiently, and to use technology if at all possible. That would mean to use teleconferencing for meetings rather than flying around for face to face meetings. Many federal workers (in the Executive Branch) have to certify that the mission cannot be accomplished via technology use before travel will be approved.
One would assume that being efficient in travel would apply to Obama and his family but that does not appear to be the case. Obama is scheduled to head for Hawaii on vacation and it was discussed that his wife and kids would go on without him if he got delayed in DC. It appears as if the first Klingon is unable to wait to get to Hawaii so she will be leaving before her man child husband. This trip will likely cost TAXPAYERS (at least) an additional $100,000.
MeeChelle will have a separate flight that will cost tens of thousands of dollars, she will have her staff and she will have limousines and other equipment that must be flown there. She will also need a security detail though one would suspect she could get by with her bat’leth.
This same thing happened last year and the Obamas cost the TAXPAYERS a great deal of money. This year is more of the same. As Congress argues over some kind of budget to keep government running and prevent a shut down this weekend (which might explain why the Klingon is leaving early) the man child king is allowing TAXPAYER money to be wasted so his wife does not have to wait to get to Hawaii. There are families who would love to have a job let along vacation time and those who do get a vacation are lucky to afford a week off near home so few will have sympathy with people who feel they are entitled to live off the TAXPAYER in first class accommodations in a luxury place like Hawaii.
The liberal morons (but I repeat myself) use to become apoplectic when George W Bush went to his ranch in Crawford Texas. Now they sit silently as their messiah wastes TAXPAYER money on a Hawaiian vacation that incurs extra costs to send his wife early.
But Big Dog, Bush went to his home when he took time off. Why do you deny Obama that same thing?
I don’t. Obama has a house in Chicago Illinois and that is listed as his residence. If he and the first Klingon want to head to Chicago for vacation they are more than welcome to so long as she waits and travels with him.
Remember, the rules do not apply to the elites so Obama ignores them.
November 2012 cannot come quickly enough.
Never surrender, never submit.
May 1, 2009 Political
First Klingon Michelle Obama has a new pair of tennis shoes and they are quite ugly and they cost a whopping $540.00. Reporters asked about her shoes but were dismissed with the “they are only shoes” line.
I really don’t care about the shoes or how much she spent on them. It is her money and she can do what she wants with it even if that means buying butt ugly shoes. Anyone who had the idea that the Obama’s were just like the rest of us was deluded to begin with. Very few politicians actually live like we do or really “feel our pain.”
What irritates me is that some of the comments in the story indicated that she was free to spend her money on what she wanted but those comments come from the same kind of people who scream when a corporate executive buys an expensive home or yacht. Here is a typical comment (though there are some bashing her for the expense):
I am trying to figure out why all of you people are outraged by this. Did anyone read the article that recently stated the Obama’s annual income prior to them becoming the first family? She was always able to afford $540 shoes, she’s a Harvard JD! She had a job and earned her money and is entitled to spend it on $540 shoes if that is what she wants to do. All of you who are whining about her purchasing these shoes and what it means should get off their high horse. She is allowed to spend her money however she pleases and the last thing she has to do is answer to someone about why or how she spent her own, hard earned money on a pair of shoes. Find something new to attack her for because attacking her because she is an educated, hard working woman who made money really doesn’t make much sense.
Obama is limiting executive pay for those who took taxpayer money and wants to expand that to all companies. The liberals are the ones who tell us constantly that the rich do not need all that money and then cry about lavish lifestyles.
Rich people, no matter who they are, should be able to spend THEIR money on anything they want without someone else telling them what they should buy or how they should spend.
In reality, people, rich or not, should be able to buy what they can afford. It is not up to us or those in government to tell others how to spend their money unless their spending leads to our tax dollars being spent on them via the welfare system.
My only thought on the shoes; It was kind of stupid of her to wear $540.00 tennis shoes when she went to help out at a food bank.
Michelle Obama, radical liberal and racist, has become the first First Lady in history to put a make-up artist on full time for her traveling entourage. I imagine that any make-up job involving this woman would be a full time job. Klingons require a lot of work.
It would appear as if the big deal was made about Michelle’s falsies and the need for help in getting them straight. Seems that her eyelashes are marvelous but she needs help putting them on. She also needs the person with the trowel to apply the make-up and smooth the cracks.
And it is a guy. I am going to avoid the obvious reference.
The article says the Obamas are paying for this.
Or, did this make-up artist just happen to be heading to DC and decided he would bring all the supplies and do it for free?
Maybe he learned from the pizza guy.