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Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
BY PAUL BEDARD | FEBRUARY 14, 2014 AT 10:17 AM



America, you know how to treat a president and his family.

With another Presidents' Day bachelor holiday planned by President Obama, this time golfing in California, and Aspen, Colo., resort reporters on the lookout for the annual first lady ski trip this weekend, the taxpayer's tab for the first family's vacations has topped $2.4 million.

But that's just the start. That total is just from the skimpy documents detailing travel and security expenses obtained by the public watchdog group Judicial Watch from a handful of first family vacations.

When all of the reporting of the first family’s 22 vacations to Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard, Spain, Colorado, Florida, Africa and elsewhere is added up, the estimate reaches over $18 million when hotel and resort rent, security hotel and car rentals, and airfare are included.

Concerned about the trip expenses and the administration's lack of transparency on the trips, Judicial Watch has sought spending documents. They've had success on just eight trips and only received Air Force and Secret Service expense forms which total $2,417,595.47. Included is the $1 million tab for Michelle Obama's 2011 trip to Africa, her $476,585 2010 vacay in Spain, the first couple's 2009 New York City date night that cost $11,648 and the first lady's 2013 trip to Aspen for Presidents' Day costing $81,523.

Those expenses generally calculate onboard food, and security hotel and car rental charges. Sometimes actual receipts have been provided to Judicial Watch. For her Spain trip, for example, the Air Force spent over $1,300 on food, including potato chips, candy, and cookies. They also bought two magazines, Elle and Women's Day.

But that’s it. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Secrets, “The Obama administration has simply stopped voluntarily producing information about the costs of the travel. It is radio silence. They are in cover up mode.”

Multiple news organizations have also tallied the costs of the first family's Christmas vacations in Hawaii, $16 million; and summers in Martha’s Vineyard, $500,000.

The White House under no administration has released detailed vacation costs, though Secret Service and Air Force records have been subject to Freedom of Information Act requests, which is how Judicial Watch has received their figures.

“The Obamas are abusing the perks of public office,” said Fitton. “Taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill for their luxury travel.”

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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 04:39:05 PM »
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For her Spain trip, for example, the Air Force spent over $1,300 on food, including potato chips, candy, and cookies.
The Mooch loves her junk food, after all.
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Aspen airport shuts down for Michelle Obama
By Emily Smith/NY Post
February 14, 2014 | 10:07pm


First Lady Michelle Obama apparently halted private-jet traffic at Aspen airport as she landed for a weekend of skiing while President Obama headed to California.

Michelle, with her daughters, Sasha and Malia, was expected to touch down in Aspen Friday to spend Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day weekend away from her husband, who was meeting late Friday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Mrs. Obama’s arrival amid tight security was expected to delay the arrival of other wealthy vacationers on private jets at the Colorado ski resort. One source said, “Some of those heading into Aspen were whining that they’re shutting the airport for an hour so nobody can get in on their private jets on a high travel day.” The weather in New York and in Aspen caused further delays. The White House did not get back to us about the first lady’s arrival.

Aspen airport’s director of aviation, Jim Elwood, declined to discuss Mrs. Obama’s travel plans, but said, “Typically when VIPs land, we do not close the airport, but hold other traffic for a few minutes.” He added, “This is one of our busiest weekends of the year and we expect several hundred planes today.”

Mrs. Obama was spotted with her daughters at Aspen’s Buttermilk ski area over Presidents Day weekend in 2012 and 2013.

Last year, the Obama family stayed at the home of Aspen Skiing Company owners Jim and Paula Crown, who are big Democratic donors. Their security team occupied a house next door.

The president traveled on Friday to the Fresno area of the San Joaquin Valley to draw attention to California’s worst drought in more than 100 years. He met with farmers and announced more than $160 million in federal aid. He was due to meet with Jordan’s king on Friday night at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage to discuss the Middle East peace process and Syria.

Obama was expected to spend the weekend golfing at Sunnylands. He enjoyed a golf weekend at the estate last June.
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 01:30:59 PM »
I almost posted on another thread yesterday that she was heading to Aspen - again.
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 01:38:06 PM »
White House Dossier observes:
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... By skiing in a tony Colorado location, Mrs. Obama – who in an reference to greedy Republicans asked “Who are we?” repeatedly during the 2012 campaign – chose the most the expensive location for taxpayers possible short of heading to the Alps. She took an Air Force jet and a cargo plane 2,000 miles across the country so she could slide down America’s most powdery slopes beside its wealthiest skiers.

There are plenty of mountains along the East Coast, including right here in beautiful Virginia – those just a chopper ride away – that could surely have sufficed for a modest skier like Mrs. Obama. ...
She could have gone to Wisp in Maryland or Snowshoe in West Virginia, as well. But nooooo, only the lap of luxury for Moochelle Antoinette! 
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 01:41:05 PM »
As for the Barry and Reggie getaway:
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Obama to Take Three-Day Golf Vacation
by Keith Koffler on February 14, 2014, 10:42 am


President Obama’s trip to California today is expected to launch a three-day weekend of golf, getting in some undoubtably badly needed R&R just a month after completing a two-week golf vacation to Hawaii.

Obama at beachSome of his usual golf buddies from the White House and around the country will for sure be on hand to cheer the president out of sand traps and party with him during the evenings.

Obama gets in a day of work today first. He’ll visit Fresno to discuss federal aid for drought-stricken farmers. Of course, he’ll link it all to global warming.

He’ll be touting  a new $1 billion “climate change resilience fund” to help communities deal with bad weather caused by global warming. Congress, which still has the power of the purse, even during the Obama presidency, would need to approve it.

In the evening, he’ll head to the the Annenberg Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, California, where he’ll meet with King Abdullah of Jordan. They’ll discuss Syria and other issues. No word if Obama will suggest that global warming is behind the Syria crisis as well.

Weirdly enough, Abdullah has been in Washington this week, but he’ll fly out to California to hook up with the president, who also has been in Washington this week.

Which gets us to golf, which Obama will be indulging in aplenty at the Annenberg estate’s nine-hole course after he gets rid of Abdullah this evening. Last June he pulled the same stunt, meeting with Chinese President Xi and there and then hitting the links.

One of course is left wondering what the real reason is for the taxpayer-funded California trip. While I wouldn’t have put it past Obama to arrange to meet Abdullah in California so he could gain access to a golf course, there’s no denying that a trip to California to talk about farmers’ dire conditions there is a worthwhile presidential excursion.
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 01:54:04 PM »
My guess is the meeting with King Abdullah supposedly discussing foreign affairs, is a cover.

Also, note that only the Obama Daily News the (NYTimes) is the only report out.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/us/politics/syria-is-expected-to-be-main-topic-as-obama-meets-with-king-of-jordan.html?_r=0

It has happened before, that where ever Obama was Reggie Love just-so-happened to be.  Why do they hide the meetings? Didn't Obama golf with Reggie and admit it on some guys weekend thing years ago? Also he had a guys weekend at Camp David. If you search news, they are now discounting rumors of marriage discontent between the Obama's because Michelle Obama was so stunning at the state dinner and all seemed well. http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/538812/20140214/michelle-obama-president-cheating-beyonce-ctarolina-herrra.htm#.Uv-2jHys9PI


Something  is up, and I also think their entire marriage is a sham like the Clinton's and they are both abusing their vacations and have gone full blown in the extravagance department.
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2014, 03:31:47 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/obama-childhood-buddies-go-golfing-in-california/2014/02/15/cd255384-966e-11e3-ae45-458927ccedb6_story.html

Obama, childhood buddies go golfing in California

By Associated Press, Published: February 15

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — It’s a day of golf in Southern California for President Barack Obama while the nation’s capital recovers from this week’s snowfall.

The White House says Obama teed off Saturday at the nine-hole course at the Sunnylands retreat in Rancho Mirage with childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos.


Obama is spending the weekend at the estate. It used to be the winter home of the late billionaire philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg.

On Friday night, Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah II met at Sunnylands for talks largely focused on Syria.

Obama is scheduled to return to the White House on Monday.

Meanwhile, his wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha, are enjoying a ski weekend in Aspen, Colo.
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 03:39:14 PM »
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/02/16/obama-tees-off-on-oracle-founders-private-golf-course/

Obama Tees Off on Billionaire’s Private Golf Course
February 16, 2014 12:18 PM\

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Barack Obama is teeing off on a private California golf course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company.

Ellison ranks third on Forbes’ annual list of the 400 richest Americans, with an estimated $41 billion fortune.

His 249-acre desert property in Rancho Mirage came with a 19-hole private golf course. The extra hole is available for playoffs.

The White House says Obama’s foursome includes childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos.

Obama was spending the weekend in California after meeting Friday at a resort with Jordan’s king. His wife and daughters are skiing in Colorado.

The president was returning to the White House on Monday. On Tuesday, he planned to discuss the economy in the Washington area.
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2014, 03:42:30 PM »


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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2014, 03:58:03 PM »
~LOL~  :silly: :silly: :silly:
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2014, 04:23:38 PM »
Does Bobby Titcomb (the guy arrested in Hawaii for soliciting a young male prostitute) actually have a job or is he Barry's "kept" man? Does he do anything besides golf with Barry, or are the rumors true that he's BHO's coke supplier?
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2014, 04:41:13 PM »
Good questions, M and who flew him to Florida?
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Re: Fore! Another golf holiday brings Obama vacations to 22, $18 million
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014, 07:49:56 PM »
Life is good.

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