Michelle Antoinette

Another day, another vacation:

Michelle Obama has embarked on a skiing vacation with her daughters in Aspen, Colorado, according to the Aspen Daily News.

The first lady, who just returned last month from 17 days of relaxation in Hawaii, is skiing in Colorado on Presidents’ Day Weekend for the second year in a row. Last year she went to Vail.

Michelle’s decision to ski out West again instead of hitting slopes closer to Washington would seem an inopportune choice for a first lady who is helping her husband campaign on issues of “fairness.”

The Obama campaign has set itself up as the defender of the poor and the middle class against the “One Percent,” a theme which clashes with the image a first lady who is taking frequent and exclusive vacations.

Just last August, she sojourned on Martha’s Vineyard, and the month before she travelled to southern Africa for a trip that mixed official business with tourist outings like an African safari. In July 2010, she took an exorbitant excursion to the southern coast of Spain, flying out with friends and family on a large jet that often serves as Air Force 2 and then staying at a ritzy hotel.

What’s more, as the government struggles to cut the deficit, the symbolism of a first lady jetting out to Aspen with a security entourage at taxpayers’ expense to ski would seem to send the wrong message about cutting back on spending.

For her last two Hawaii vacations, Michelle left separately from her husband at extra cost to taxpayers in order to ensure she got the full vacation while the president was forced to remain in Washington a few extra days to finish work with Congress.

President Obama last summer called for “an attitude of shared sacrifice” to solve the nation’s deficit woes.

Michelle this weekend is reportedly staying at the Aspen home of a wealthy Obama backer from Chicago. She held a fundraiser at the same residence last July.

Via Keith Koffler at the White House Dossier.

Does this sound like the FLOTUS or her husband has any concern for the unemployed or the taxpayers who are footing this bill or more like two irresponsible people who have decided to “get theirs” while they can?

What about this?

SAN DIEGO — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County Friday recorded its largest daily increase since Feb. 25, 2011, rising 4.8 cents to $3.992, its highest amount since June 3.

The average price has risen 23 consecutive days and is 16.2 cents more than one week ago, 26.7 cents higher than one month ago and 49 cents greater than a year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price has risen 25.5 cents over the past 23 days, including 3.4 cents on Thursday.

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline on Thursday — $3.96 — was a record for any day in any February, the consumer group UCAN reported.

And this?

While the media and the administration portray the most recent jobs number — 8.3% unemployment — as good economic news, more sober minds understand what’s really going on. The facts show a jobs slump that should not get an incumbent president re-elected.

Sure, the jobless rate is falling. But according to the Congressional Budget Office, we are going through the longest stretch of high unemployment since the Depression. The rate has been higher than 8% since February 2009, the month after Obama took office.

And, says the CBO, it is expected to stay above 8% through 2014.

Even worse for an administration straining to make the case that it deserves to be around for another four years is the real unemployment rate. It’s not 8.3%, but closer to 15%, a figure that reflects those who “would like to work but have not searched for a job in the past four weeks as well as those who are working part time but would prefer full-time work,” says the CBO.

Let them eat cake.

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7 thoughts on “Michelle Antoinette

  1. I gotta get on a plane to Perth, Australia tomorrow afternoon so I got to get it all out today… 7 hours to Dubai, 3 hour layover, 11 hours to Perth…I have to drive over to Glasgow to catch the flight, so if you count that, I’ll be traveling for 24 hours…big fun…

    • I think you’re lucky to be going. I’d rather go to Sydney just to see an opera in that house. And here you are, moanin and groanin about poor Michelle jettin around……

      You do realise, I hope, that she is, in fact, on the “We’re Sorry American Kids Are Obese” Tour. It started as Husky, but was changed to Obese to really push the point that American kids eat too much bologne.( I think they’re fed too much of it in school, personally)
      So, technically she is “working” as she is trying to promote a healthy lifestyle for all those tubby kids who wil be flying out to Vail to ski. (when the FLOTUS isn’t on the slopes, of course….very dangerous, that….I mean,can you imagine the mix of Michelle and chubby children on skis…yikes!)
      I hope I’ve now set you straight on our hard-working belle, Michelle.

      As a side note, I hope you have a good and safe trip, pal Joey. I’ll try to keep the boys in line while you’re down under. Or is that the other way around?

    • many, many times before, you guys are so so fuekcd. You just lost a special election in New York in a district that has drastically more RepubliDUms registered than DUms. Thousands more. Al Franken’s in. Specter turned.I’m not suggesting I can change your minds. I’m suggesting your beliefs, your ideology, and your politics are perilously close to being deemed irrelevant. You’ve been taken over by media talk-show hosts. Limbots. Hannitolians. That’s all the influence you have left. I, troglaman, would rather that not happen. But I think it will. You scared? Of course you are. You’re all about to be taken over by a black president, born in Ethiopia, who’s dead set on putting your children in re-education camps while turning the US into a vast socialistic waste land.That’s supposed to sound familiar and crazy at the same time. Which it is.And let’s not forget you all love the torture.Does it sound (even just a little bit) crazy to you? If it doesn’t, you probably live next to a nuclear reactor. It’s not your fault.You’re also not aware of the fact that this IS the nonsense you’re perceived as purveying. Really. I’m not kidding. Take it to the bank. Feed me garlic and call me stinky. You’re all nuts.

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