August 6, 2010

El Disparar en Algún Otro*

Must be nice to travel to Espańa on someone else's dime... Me gusto! Where do I sign up? Oh, right, my husband has to authorize taxpayer money for it.

Maldígalo. +

I'm just happy knowing the First Lady gets to vacation for free. Oops! The article I read did say she's paying for her own "personal expenses." Then again, she's not currently employed so...

Seventeen states have employment over 10%. And that's not including anyone who is employed part-time, self-employed or underemployed. Funny how those type of stats seem to get counted in the healthcare debate (i.e. "there is such and such amount of uninsured, including the underinsured," etc.), but don't seem important to the President when he mentions unemployment.

So while most of us are wondering how the next month of rent is going to be paid (and, for some of us, how the newest addition is going to be taken care of) Mrs. Obama gets to jaunt off on an unofficial (meaning, no diplomatic meetings involved) vacay with her daughter.

Remember when we were told to "use less gas" over the summer in order to conserve it? I wonder how much gas it takes to fly Air Force One to and from Spain. I also wonder how much it costs to employ, house and feed the secret service who accompany Mrs. Obama and her daughter. I wonder how much Michelle is going to spend on Balenciaga, Blahnik and Paco Rabanne while she's there. I checked; there is no Target in Spain.

Vergüenza en Sra. Obama.~

link to article, click here

*"Tripping on someone else"
+ Damn it
~ Shame on Mrs. Obama


Estelle des Chevaliers said...

Diplomatic missions are vital for maintaining international cooperation, trade and so on. The fact that they travel for the ultimate benefit of your country is no excuse for you not to conserve your petrol. It is a non-renewable resource and it WILL run out, quite soon!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh Estelle, That is amazing. How did you do that?

Estelle des Chevaliers said...

How did I do what???? !

cityfarmer said...

lane bryant maybe?

Victoria said...

But, Estelle, she's not even traveling for diplomatic reasons. Thus, I agree with you.

Is this your point - that the trip is pointless and wasteful? I think we may be misunderstanding you.


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