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No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:42:48 AM »
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No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China
Daniel Halper
March 19, 2014 9:01 AM

First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press.

"Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times.

The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying it's what the Chinese would want. "Tina Tchen, Mrs. Obama’s chief of staff and a first-generation Chinese-American, said a multigenerational visit would be appreciated by the Chinese, who value tradition," says the Times.

But in America, the trip is not without controversy. "Mrs. Obama is drawing scrutiny for her decision to travel with her mother and her two daughters, who are on spring break, bringing to mind a vacation she took to Spain in 2010 with her daughter Sasha and some friends. She and her entourage paid for their lodging and entertainment. But the security cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, and the trip was criticized as lavish.," reads the report.

"Some conservative commentators are calling the China trip a junket. The White House will not say how much it will cost."

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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 09:53:36 AM »
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Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical
She who knows nothing about education is giving speeches on education, but there's nothing political about it. Okey dokey.
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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 09:56:38 AM »
Cost? we "workers" we voters"  we consumers have no right to know the details of Royalties needful expenditures do we?

While Mooch Obama is off sampling all the Chinese Cuisine she can lay her hands on...her husbands crack smoking team of propagandists are spending untold American Dollars on hustling The Youth...to signup for Obamacare with yet another inane promotion on Whitehouse.gov.

these people have NO shame.

this will be looked back on as Michelle's Lets Eat..Tour!!

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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 10:00:24 AM »
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The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying it's what the Chinese would want. "Tina Tchen, Mrs. Obama’s chief of staff and a first-generation Chinese-American, said a multigenerational visit would be appreciated by the Chinese, who value tradition," says the Times.

But in America, the trip is not without controversy. "Mrs. Obama is drawing scrutiny for her decision to travel with her mother and her two daughters, who are on spring break, bringing to mind a vacation she took to Spain in 2010 with her daughter Sasha and some friends. She and her entourage paid for their lodging and entertainment

Is this the excuse REALLY? It is what the Chinese would want?

This is a double-barrel insult to taxpayers. She is going on a vacation we have to pay for claiming it is diplomacy and the FLOTUS has a role to speak there and tell them how to eat. (or whatever they made-up) Then she claims it is personal, no press.

To further throw salt in the womb she pays homage to a communist country as a rep of US!

"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 10:06:39 AM »
Is this the excuse REALLY? It is what the Chinese would want?

This is a double-barrel insult to taxpayers. She is going on a vacation we have to pay for claiming it is diplomacy and the FLOTUS has a role to speak there and tell them how to eat. (or whatever they made-up) Then she claims it is personal, no press.

To further throw salt in the womb she pays homage to a communist country as a rep of US!

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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 08:47:51 AM »
Michelle Obama embraces ‘enemy’ Schwarzman
By Geoff Earle/NY Post
March 20, 2014 | 2:02am


WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama is making nice with private-equity billionaire Steve Schwarzman — who once compared her husband to Hitler.

On her whirlwind trip to China, which starts Thursday, the first lady plans to recognize the Blackstone Group CEO for donating $100 million to fund a new scholarship program in Beijing, while helping raise another $200 million. The Schwarzman Scholars program, modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship, will allow US, Chinese and other students to spend a year studying Chinese culture, politics and other fields at Tsingua University in Beijing.

It’s an unusual shout-out for a major New York Republican bundler, who raised big bucks for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012.

But that wasn’t Schwarzman’s biggest black mark in the eyes of Dems.

Democrats slammed Schwarzman in 2010 when he blasted Obama’s plan to raise taxes on “carried interest,” which hedge-funders use to have their earnings taxed at the lower capital-gains rate.

“It’s like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939,” Schwarzman fumed four years ago. He later apologized.
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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2014, 09:17:44 AM »
I know you've all heard it a million times before, but indulge me one more time: elections have consequences!

Remember, don't let friends drive drunk or vote Democrat. The consequences could be devastating.
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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2014, 01:29:21 PM »
No interviews, please! Michelle Obama's China trip questioned as she won't take Q&A with reporters and only offers 2 true 'open press' events (out of 22 on her calendar)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2584519/No-interviews-Michelle-Obamas-China-trip-looks-like-vacation-official-business.html

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    The first lady is taking her mother and daughters to three Chinese cities on a 'people-to-people exchange' trip at taxpayer expense
    Only 2 out of 22 events on her calendar will give reporters the chance to hear her speak and do any real reporting – but without interviewing her
    No reporters are allowed to travel with the first lady on her government aircraft
    The White House is declining to say how much the week-long excursion will cost
    Mrs. Obama will appear for photo-ops and public events that are 'pooled press' – just one reporter or photographer noting her comings and goings

By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor


First lady Michelle Obama will not take questions from reporters or give interviews during her tour of China that begins today, and members of the press corps who usually follows the first family everywhere can't travel with her entourage.

And although she will make a few speeches with reporters in the room, the picture is largely one of an expensive, taxpayer-funded tourism exercise for Mrs. Obama, her two daughters, and her mother – not the official trip the White House has projected.

White House press officials haven't comment on the record about whether a reported ban on question-and-answer interviews applies equally to American journalists and international reporters.

And limited information made available to MailOnline suggests that only two out of 22 scheduled events on the trip will afford journalists a chance to do any significant reporting – including a solitary speech – but still without interviewing Mrs. Obama.

Both of those events, the White House says, will afford 'limited' space for the press.


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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2014, 01:48:06 PM »
Michelle Obama embraces ‘enemy’ Schwarzman
By Geoff Earle/NY Post
March 20, 2014 | 2:02am


WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama is making nice with private-equity billionaire Steve Schwarzman — who once compared her husband to Hitler.

On her whirlwind trip to China, which starts Thursday, the first lady plans to recognize the Blackstone Group CEO for donating $100 million to fund a new scholarship program in Beijing[/b], while helping raise another $200 million. The Schwarzman Scholars program, modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship, will allow US, Chinese and other students to spend a year studying Chinese culture, politics and other fields at Tsingua University in Beijing.

It’s an unusual shout-out for a major New York Republican bundler, who raised big bucks for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012.

But that wasn’t Schwarzman’s biggest black mark in the eyes of Dems.

Democrats slammed Schwarzman in 2010 when he blasted Obama’s plan to raise taxes on “carried interest,” which hedge-funders use to have their earnings taxed at the lower capital-gains rate.

“It’s like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939,” Schwarzman fumed four years ago. He later apologized.


They are looking for any political excuse of diplomacy for her vacation, so it appears that she is 'working.' Even Chrissie Matthews could see this...

Not one US reporter finds it at the very least out of protocol for the FLOTUS to travel to China during an ongoing cold war serious chicken fight with Russia? When China has openly agreed with Russia?

If it is a working US relations diplomacy trip, why are NO REPORTERS Allowed?

What am I missing?
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When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2014, 01:51:34 PM »
The royal family arrives at Beijing airport.

Just in case you were breathlessly awaiting a description of the dress:
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Michelle Obama wore a color-blocked Derek Lam dress with tights as she arrived in Beijing on Thursday for a six-day visit to China accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia and the first lady's mother. The trip is being called "family diplomacy."
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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2014, 02:03:22 PM »
The media and ET has erupted they may need a cigarette after reporting this.

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When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2014, 02:05:13 PM »
Back to the dominatrix boots, I see.
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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2014, 02:08:13 PM »
That is the only pic so far allowed out. That was so______ of them to allow that
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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2014, 02:09:49 PM »
Back to the dominatrix boots, I see.

 :nono: thay are a fierce pair of boots. get.it.right  :laugh:

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First Lady of Fashion
March 20, 2014
Check out First Lady Michelle Obama's most envy-worthy styles through the years!

First up, the First Lady was fashionable as ever in a black-and-nude color-blocked Derek Lam dress -- which she wore with a fierce pair of boots -- as she arrived in Beijing on March 19, 2014 for a six-day visit to China with her equally fashionable daughters Sasha and Malia.
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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2014, 02:13:11 PM »
While the witch cat is away the gay mouse will play...



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When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2014, 02:15:04 PM »
I heard that the Malaysian Air mystery has been solved.  It landed on Moochelle's ass. :woohoo:
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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2014, 03:02:54 PM »
Michelle Obama, Daughters Make Stylish Arrival in China, Promote Family Time

http://www.latinopost.com/articles/5020/20140320/michelle-obama-daughters-make-stylish-arrival-in-china-promote-family-time.htm

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Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, are in China to promote family, a U.S.-China diplomacy, and they are doing it in style.

Obama wore a leather-and-suede patchwork Derek Lam dress. She paired it with thigh high boots, and seemed to be dressed for slightly chilly weather. Sasha and Malia were equally as chic. The sisters wore complementary outfits, as they are known to do.


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Re: No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China Daniel Halper
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2014, 07:49:28 PM »
The bigger story than Obama and his entire family's utter disdain for America, and their attitude that the national treasury is their personal checking account, is the limitations on reporters.
 
There was a time when reporters would have said to Obama, and to the Wookie, "Screw you! I'll cover anything I want and report anything I want. Unfortunately, those days are gone in America under King Obama. Now reporters are nothing more than fawning sycophants, begging to do whatever Der Fuhrer tells them to do.
 
When politicians become able to 'dictate' to reporters what they can and cannot cover, then we are on a very slippery slope to full domination of the media by the same political people they are supposed to cover. This is Cuba. This is North Korea.
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