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The Obamas' 13 Y.O. daughter spends spring break in Mexico - with a 25 person escort courtesy of the Secret Service and U.S. taxpayers!

Ken 2012/03/31 23:19:15
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Obama's daughter spends spring break in Mexico

Agence France-PresseMarch 19, 2012





Malia Obama.

Photograph by: Archive photo, Getty Images

OAXACA, Mexico -
The elder daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama is spending her
spring break in the historic Mexican city of Oaxaca in the company of 12
friends, a state police official said.

The young tourists,
including 13-year-old Malia Ann Obama, are staying at a downtown hotel
in this city famous for its colonial architecture and well-preserved
native American traditions, the official said.

"We are here
to block access to the hotel by other people and escort the vehicles
that are carrying the visitors to tourism sites,"
the police official
told AFP under the condition of anonymity.

Malia Obama and her friends are guarded by 25 U.S. Secret Service agents as well as Mexican police, the official noted.

The
group, which arrived in Oaxaca Saturday, has already visited the
architectural zone of Mitla and the tree of El Tule believed to have one
thousand years.

The sightseeing plan also includes visits
to Monte Alban known for its archeological research sites and Oaxaca’s
famous artisan quarters.

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Comment: Would you let your 13 year-old
daughter travel to Mexico, or anywhere else, on her own for "spring
break?" Maybe if you could afford an escort of 25 Secret Service agents
to protect her and her dozen or so friends she took along with her, all on the American taxpaers' dime!
Did you see a "peep" about this in the American news? Probably not,
because Obama is having all references to the story "scrubbed" from the
internet for "security reasons!" Note that this story comes from a
foreign press outlet, and the source is a Mexican "state police"
official!



http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?... ---


"Stories of Malia Obama's spring break trip to Mexico disappearing from the web -- The White House admitted to asking news organizations to pull the story."






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  • Tea in the Harbor 2012/03/31 23:38:28 (edited)
    None of the above
    Tea in the Harbor
    +8
    Another classless goon attacking a little girl because he doesn't like her daddy huh?



    You really ought to find some dignity somewhere, but I doubt you'll run across much in your circles.

    BTW, it was a chaperoned school trip with 26 classmates, which I see you conveniently left out of your post.

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  • Prairie Wind 2012/04/01 23:17:34
    Ah, the emperor's life - it must be nice!
    Prairie Wind
    +1
    Separate posting ----

    Obama's Daughter Spends "Springbreak" in Mexico! What is U.S. Taxpayer Cost?

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Prairie... Prairie... 2012/04/01 23:22:34
    Prairie Wind
    +1
    First, what legal obligations exist whereby American taxpayers are to pay for any trips planned by Malia's school? Why couldn't they take a trip in the United States? Spend money in this Republic? Maybe, visit the Smithsonian or tour the battlefields of Shiloh and Gettysburg where they could learn a little about why people fought and died to eliminate slavery, rather than currently enslave them all over again?

    Secondly, per the travel warnings posted http://travel.state.gov/trave... for the entire country of Mexico, this provision continues in effect:

    "Effective July 15, 2010, the U.S. Mission in Mexico imposed restrictions on U.S. government employees' travel. U.S. government employees and their families are not permitted to drive for personal reasons from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior of Mexico or Central America. Personal travel by vehicle is permitted between Hermosillo and Nogales but is restricted to daylight hours and the Highway 15 toll road (cuota)."

    "U.S. government personnel and their families are prohibited from personal travel to all areas described as “defer non-essential travel” and when travel for official purposes is essential it is conducted with extensive security precautions. USG personnel and their families are allowed to travel for ...
















    First, what legal obligations exist whereby American taxpayers are to pay for any trips planned by Malia's school? Why couldn't they take a trip in the United States? Spend money in this Republic? Maybe, visit the Smithsonian or tour the battlefields of Shiloh and Gettysburg where they could learn a little about why people fought and died to eliminate slavery, rather than currently enslave them all over again?

    Secondly, per the travel warnings posted http://travel.state.gov/trave... for the entire country of Mexico, this provision continues in effect:

    "Effective July 15, 2010, the U.S. Mission in Mexico imposed restrictions on U.S. government employees' travel. U.S. government employees and their families are not permitted to drive for personal reasons from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior of Mexico or Central America. Personal travel by vehicle is permitted between Hermosillo and Nogales but is restricted to daylight hours and the Highway 15 toll road (cuota)."

    "U.S. government personnel and their families are prohibited from personal travel to all areas described as “defer non-essential travel” and when travel for official purposes is essential it is conducted with extensive security precautions. USG personnel and their families are allowed to travel for personal reasons to the areas where no advisory is in effect or where the advisory is to exercise caution."

    Prohibited, but not for Malia?

    Third, this specific statement appears with respect to Oaxaca; "You should defer non-essential travel to the northwestern and southern portions of the state (the area west and south of the town of Arcelia on the border with Estado de Mexico in the north and the town of Tlapa near the border with Oaxaca), except for the cities of Acapulco, Zihuatanejo, and Ixtapa. In those cities, you should exercise caution and stay within tourist areas."

    Fourth, additional warnings regarding Oaxaca are also stated as follows:

    "Spring Break in Mexico - "Know Before You Go!"" http://travel.state.gov/trave...
    "Oaxaca City: There have been ongoing demonstrations and protests in Oaxaca City due to civil unrest since June 2006. Several groups have engaged in violent demonstrations in Oaxaca City, which resulted in the death of an American citizen in October 2006. Prior to traveling to Oaxaca City, U.S. citizens should monitor the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City’s web site, http://mexico.usembassy.gov/e... , as well as http://travel.state.gov/ for the most up to date Safety and Security information. U.S. citizens should avoid participating in demonstrations and other activities that might be deemed political by the Mexican authorities. The Mexican Constitution prohibits political activities by foreigners, and such actions may result in detention and/or deportation."

    "Oaxaca (coastal): There have been a number of drownings along the beaches of the southern coast of Oaxaca, namely Zipolite Beach. Professional lifeguard training has contributed to a drop in fatalities, but swimmers are advised that currents can quickly become treacherous, even for accomplished swimmers."

    Again, this posting poses the question of just what does this trip cost the U.S. Taxpayer? That continues to remain a legitimate question and to date is unanswered.

    Obama's have yet to learn the cost of their actions are accountable to this nation and their lack of respect toward this Republic's voters will ensure no favorable votes.

    It's beyond time Obama's learned life in the White House isn't free and, yes, Google includes this posting too! Oh, did I mention they had a 7.4 magnitude earthquake during her visit? http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_...
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  • BILL 2012/04/01 21:02:50
    Ah, the emperor's life - it must be nice!
    BILL
    What's new
  • jay 2012/04/01 16:51:18
    Ah, the emperor's life - it must be nice!
    jay
    There was a joke about Obama being President that all it did was "put another black family in public housing".

    Hey its just tax dollars wasted what the hell
  • Brendan Mcdonald 2012/04/01 12:29:07
    OMG - please say it isn't so!
    Brendan Mcdonald
    +1
    OMGGGGG?!!?!?!?? Really a presidents children have secret service and private escorts who would of thought!!!!!! Dumbass post right here, someone clearly dose their research on what kind of protection the first family gets.
  • Ken Brendan... 2012/04/01 17:35:59
    Ken
    +1
    Sorry ignoramus, but you don't seem to see the point. Of course the president's children have Secret Service protection, but not 25 of them to go on "spring break" in Mexico, a country our State Department has a "travel advisory" against traveling to because of the drug wars going on down there.
  • Fenabarb 2012/04/01 10:39:54
    None of the above
    Fenabarb
    you would expect no less.
    hope she has a fun time
  • Rick 2012/04/01 06:47:23
    None of the above
    Rick
    +1
    Ask for full reimbursement for every GD penny. The daughter could have stayed home and not cost the taxpayers!!! It is time to get rid of this illegal POS and his ilk!!!!!!!!!!
  • mwg0735 2012/04/01 06:37:46
  • texasred 2012/04/01 05:53:26
    Ah, the emperor's life - it must be nice!
    texasred
    +1
    13... you gotta love it. What great parents the Obamas are.
  • miller51550 2012/04/01 05:34:10
    Ah, the emperor's life - it must be nice!
    miller51550
    +1
    You can bet that WHEN Obama loses in November that Meechelle will be on VACATION beginning in November all the way through January.

    The destruction they have done in the White House with all the Social Parties will set back the American Taxpayer 20- 30 million dollars to redo the damage and repair the antiques.
  • wtw 2012/04/01 04:17:47
    Ah, the emperor's life - it must be nice!
    wtw
    +1
    If George Bushes daughters did this they would be all over it!
  • Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/04/01 03:45:55
    None of the above
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +4
    Attacks on peoples children is not OK. I don't believe in attacking peoples kids. Also it was a school Trip.
  • Randice Assassi... 2012/04/01 03:57:00
    Randice
    +1
    Since when is spring break a school trip? I was unaware vacations are now considered curriculum related.
  • Assassi... Randice 2012/04/01 04:02:05
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    It was with her class. It was a class trip. 26 other students. Yes, Kids take trip now days.
  • Randice Assassi... 2012/04/01 04:17:37
    Randice
    +1
    Since when is spring break a school trip? Are spring breaks now curriculum related these days?
  • Assassi... Randice 2012/04/01 04:25:51
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +2
    Sigh. It is probably an elective trip. Yes schools do that. My band went to disney world over spring break.
  • Randice Assassi... 2012/04/01 04:57:30
    Randice
    +1
    Let's not pretend then it was what it wasn't then, k? Also... did your school take you to places the State Department warned other Americans not to go to? Just curious.
  • Assassi... Randice 2012/04/01 04:58:39
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +3
    I don't know...My reef ecology club to a trip to cozumel mexico.
  • Randice Assassi... 2012/04/01 05:15:02
    Randice
    +2
    Hell if I'd let my daughter go, but, that's me.
  • Ken Assassi... 2012/04/01 05:50:01
    Ken
    How long ago was that? The drug wars have escalated over the past couple of years with thousands of killilngs.
  • Ken Assassi... 2012/04/01 05:48:33
    Ken
    Disney World is one hell of a lot different than Mexico which is so dangerous that the State Department advises against tourist travel there.

    "Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff. The countries listed below meet those criteria.
    . . . .
    Mexico 02/08/2012"
    http://travel.state.gov/trave...
  • Idiot r... Assassi... 2012/04/01 05:18:46 (edited)
    Idiot repubs
    +1
    The trailer park people don't realize that.
  • Ken Idiot r... 2012/04/01 05:50:49
    Ken
    Very funny, Idiot. Did you know there is a State Department Travel Warning for Mexico?
  • Ken Assassi... 2012/04/01 05:43:05
    Ken
    Please provide a cite to information that it was a school trip. I don't believe the school would have sent students into Mexico without the 25 Secret Service agents who went with them, at taxpayers' expense.
  • Ken Assassi... 2012/04/01 05:41:43
    Ken
    No one is attacking Obama's children - it is Obama who made the decision to use 25 Secret Servicemen to protect his daughter in Mexico, a place where our own State Department advises against travel. Give us a cite that says it was a "school trip." What kind of school sends its students into the middle of a drug war? Do you think the other kids would have gone without the Secret Service to protect them?
  • keeper 2012/04/01 03:30:07
    Ah, the emperor's life - it must be nice!
    keeper
    +3
    When she got done with that escapade, she her sister and MO went on another trip out to Vegas!!! Living LARGE!!!!!
    But then, they have to get it in before he is kicked out of office!
  • Brian keeper 2012/04/01 11:07:01
    Brian
    +1
    Are before the SHTF, because these places won't be safe at all!
  • MO.gal 2012/04/01 02:51:45
    None of the above
    MO.gal
    +5
    What kind of person attacks a child for going on a field trip with their class? That's stooping to a very low level. Leave the kids alone! Would you want your kids to be attacked, or other school age members of your family for going on a class trip. Limbaugh #2??
  • Aqua Su... MO.gal 2012/04/01 03:02:00
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    When my kids went on a class field trip for 3 days, the PARENTS PAID FOR IT, NOT THE TAXPAYERS!
  • Randice MO.gal 2012/04/01 03:59:27
    Randice
    +1
    I didn't see anything in here about an attack on her. If anything, it's an attack on Obama. One, the money, two, the idioticy of sending ones daughter without the parents to Mexico, the same place our State Department has warned all Americans not to go to due to the violence. (you know, the beheadings and such by the DC and Hizballah?)
  • Idiot r... MO.gal 2012/04/01 05:17:29
    Idiot repubs
    +2
    Really disgusting people do that
  • Ken Idiot r... 2012/04/01 05:58:28 (edited)
    Ken
    Sort of like the really, really disgusting David Letterman who said that Sarah Palin's 14 year old daughter was "knocked up" by A Rod during a Yankee game?

    http://www.realclearpolitics....

    BTW, Idiot, show me anything in this post, which consists of a news article, that is an attack on Obama's daughter - she certainly didn't authorize the funds for 25 Secret Service agents to travel to Mexico with her and her friends.
  • Ken MO.gal 2012/04/01 05:53:29
    Ken
    Read this post and then tell me where the attack is on the daughter - it was Barack Obama who authorized the use of taxpayer funds for 25 Secret Service Agents to travel to Mexico to protect his daughter and the other children. Do you like for you taxes to go for personal use?
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/01 02:39:59
    None of the above
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    As the tree grows, so bend the twigs. Like her parents, she's becoming a useless waste of space.
  • MO.gal Aqua Su... 2012/04/01 02:58:40
    MO.gal
    +2
    How would you like it if some low life called your kids "a useless waste of space?"
  • mwg0735 MO.gal 2012/04/01 06:40:07
  • MO.gal mwg0735 2012/04/01 20:48:24
    MO.gal
    There are some people who would think it was funny if they saw someone hit by a bus.
    Yip,yip, hooray your son works! Let us know when he gets elected President of the United States.
  • mwg0735 MO.gal 2012/04/02 02:06:07
  • wildcat 2012/04/01 02:04:10
    None of the above
    wildcat
    +5
    She was visiting orphanages and helping build homes. It is not like she was on the beach sipping tequila sunrises.

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