The First Lady Of Frugality

It’s been quite a week here on the East Coast.  Within the space of 7 days, we’ve experienced a moderate earthquake, a major hurricane, and the most unusual event of all—Barack Obama cutting one of his vacations short.  His consort, however, the ever-gracious Michelle, First Lady of frugality, will remain behind until the Obama’s luxury rental expires on Saturday:

The first lady also traveled to Martha’s Vineyard a few hours ahead of the president a week ago Thursday, a separate trip that similarly added to the taxpayers’ tab.

Bringing Mrs. Obama home a day later forces the Secret Service to continue to provide security on Martha’s Vineyard even though the president will be back in Washington. And Mrs. Obama will bill the Air Force for a separate, specially equipped jet to take her home. (Michelle Returning From Vineyard on Separate Flight – Kevin Koffler, White House Dossier)

Hell, only a mean-spirited right-winger would begrudge the First Lady a few extra hours of leisure, right?  After all, as Tom Wallace, the Obama’s realtor pointed out,

“It’s the type of place that once you get there, it’s not something you want to leave. It’s very tranquil, great place for a family vacation.”

But for Michelle Obama, there seems to be quite a few of those places.  As the Mail Online reports:

White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10 million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.

Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.

And, since you can’t very well frequent the bar in a decent 5-star hotel wearing last year’s dreary fashions, Michelle has  reportedly been

…going on ‘wild shopping sprees’, much to the distress of her husband, who…is ‘absolutely furious’ at his wife’s ‘out-of-control spending’

Well, well.  There appears at long last to be something Barack Obama and I agree upon.  I’d like to be at the White House when he at last looks his high rolling wife in her gimlet eyes, and says,

“You got some ‘splainin’ to do…”

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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31 Responses to The First Lady Of Frugality

  1. boudicabpi says:

    C’mon Bob,
    Cut her a break. When most people go shopping together, or on a date don’t they take separate cars? Just asking cause I’m F’d up and go together.
    Bob A.

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  3. Obama is cutting his vacation short only to escape the wrath of Irene — at least, so says one mainstream media source.

    Michelle Obama is despicable. There — I’ve said it.

  4. righthook38 says:

    Well, what do you expect from the queen, uh, I mean FLOTUS? She thinks she’s a queen, clearly. They both make me sick, quite frankly. I can’t even listen and watch the man speak at this point. I’ve never swore at a tv so much in my life!!

  5. AFVET says:

    “You got some ‘splainin’ to do “.
    Just add Moochy to the end.
    If you think he would ever stop her down on the spending, you don’t understand their relationship.
    Remember when Obama turned over a press conference to Bill Clinton because he had kept his wife waiting for a Christmas party ?
    If any confrontation occurs in the White House, it will be her stepping on him like an ant.

  6. Yeah, I’m with AFVET on this one. Don’t you wonder how Obami got that scar on his head?

  7. Bunni says:

    I’m happy lots of blogs, and UK papers, are FINALLY reporting on this greedy grifter!
    She is a perfect disgrace and so vile, words can’t describe. Finally people are waking up to
    her shafting of America….which started from DAY ONE.

    Also Judicial Watch is investigating her Spain trip. I think they should
    investigate all the other’s too. She is worse them Marie A. and Imelda M. times 1,000.
    I’ll be glad when she and her mooching relatives and hangers on are booted from the WH.

  8. Bunni says:

    PS: Bob, If you want to keep up with the latest on the moocher and her grumpy family,
    You have to read Motus. As someone said, it’s the best kept secret on the net.

    Today’s post, showing moo and the brood coming back from their vacay, is great. The pics say 1,000 words. http://www.michellesmirror.com/2011/08/obama-gets-historic-blow.html

  9. AFVET says:

    Here’s another source for you Bob.
    http://www.judicialwatch.org
    Pertinent to your above post.

  10. roblorinov says:

    “Let Them Eat Cake!” That is the motto of Michelle Antoinette I suspect. This woman has no respect at all. Americans are hurting, sacrificing, loosing and this arrogant pompous moron spends like she’s Cleopatra born again??? Disgusting!!

  11. bunkerville says:

    Oh she says, let them eat cake… but thinking about it, how did that turn out?

  12. Angel says:

    I have no words for the blatant hypocrisy and cruelty quite frankly….they flaunt and flaunt and flaunt!!!

  13. I’m thinking we meed a minor change in the law– sure lots of people get vacation pay– I don’t know any who’ve managed to sucker their boss out of thirty or forty times their annual pay for vacations..

    On another not: How’d you make out over the weekend.

    • Bob Mack says:

      GRUMPY, I had 2 trees downed in the yard, one took out part of my 2nd floor deck; a small hole poked in the roof, but power never went out & the sump pump kept the basement fairly dry. Winds weren’t as bad as I’d been expecting, or it would’ve been worse. How ’bout yerself?

  14. Freedom, by the way says:

    iti’s bad enough that we have to pay for air force one & two and secret service. There is no way the taxpayers should be picking up any vactation costs for any POTUS beyond that. If that’s not the case, then congress needs to legislate it. We pay for the upkeep of Camp David–if the prez needs a place to “get away” on the taxpayer’s dime, that should be their only option. Otherwise–YOU pay for it.

  15. Matt says:

    Barry, dismayed by spending? Has he looked in the mirror lately?

  16. Bob Mack says:

    Barry’s a master of the ironic, ain’t he, MATT?

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