Fw: Obama¹s Dog Gets Own Plane on Vacation!

Subject: Obama¹s Dog Gets Own Plane on Vacation!

Noblesse Oblige: Obama’s Dog Gets Own Plane on Vacation Trip <http://www.publiusforum.com/2010/07/17/noblesse-oblige-obama-s-dog-gets-own-plane-on-vacation-trip/>
July 17, 2010
-By Warner Todd Huston

The Morning Sentinel, a small paper from the state of Maine, has a travelogue story of the Obama’s vacation <http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/white-house-wanderers-tour-acadia_2010-07-16.html>  in and about North Carolina today. It has a very interesting little tidbit in it that should enrage every American. It is something that really shows Barack Obama’s arrogance and his obviously assumed air of noblesse oblige.
Among the exciting details of the Obama’s visit to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor is this tidbit:

Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.…
As the rest of us toil on the unemployment line, as millions of Americans find their retirement accounts dwindling, their hours at work cut, and their pay scale trimmed, King Barack and Queen Michelle are flying their little doggie, Bo, on his own special jet airplane for his own little vacation adventure.
Well, it must be nice to be able to afford to fly your doggie about the country whenever you feel like it. It must be nice to hire people to act as your dog’s escort. It must be comforting to know that you have the power to arrange such luxury for a dog.

As America lurches toward depression our leader is wasting millions on constant vacationing — 16 vehicles were used to drive the Obama’s around North Carolina — and affording his dog …his dog… his owns special jet airplane.

Air traffic at the small Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton was shut down for the presidential arrival. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter patrolled the air in anticipation of the first family’s touchdown, and a pair of local fire and rescue trucks stood ready on an otherwise empty tarmac at the private air hangar.
The Obamas then traveled onto Mount Desert Island in a motorcade of at least 16 vehicles. It was led by two Maine State Police cruisers and included five black Chevrolet Suburbans.

And all this on OUR dime, folks. We are paying for our monarch to fly his pets around the country on their own special jets, folks.

Perhaps Barack Obama isn’t like a king. Perhaps he’s more like an emperor? An emperor like the fiddling Nero.


Anonymous said...


Two 19-seater jets smaller than Air Force One were used because the runway wasn't big enough for it. Obamas on one flight, Bo and other staffers on the other.

Crazy rumors just aren't as fun when you stop for even one second to realize just how dumb they (and you) sound.

dave said...

I think it is pretty funny that whoever wrote this mixed up Maine and North Carolina. The Obamas came to Asheville, NC back in April. The first place they went was to 12Bones BBQ, right across from my office at www.riverlink.org/ He waved at me (and about 50 other people, I admit) as the Suburban drove away. Anyway, I don't think RWDs ever let a little reading get in the way of a good FWD:.

Anonymous said...

@Anon, the Gulfstream jet carrying the president was not "smaller than Air Force One"; it *was* AF1.

Zeno said...

I heard that FDR sent a Navy destroyer to pick up his little dog Fala. Shocking!

(Republicans were assholes then and they're still assholes.)

Anonymous said...

Michelle O: BHO, can we take Bo with us on ALL of our vacations or should we be fiscally responsible like we want all the U.S. business owners (the ones that hire more people than any job creation idea the gov't can come up with)?

BHO: Why keep the pet home and save the taxpayers money when we can just tax them and their kids into oblivion?

Maybe we should start flying our "Obama flags". Just pull out our empty pockets and let the "flags" fly.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that N. Carolina trip the one that cost about 1.5 million? They ordered five meals at Grove Park in to eat the one they ended up with!

katz said...

Wwwow. We seriously can't keep the trolls off our backs around here. It would be oddly suspicious that we virtually always only have one at a time, but their trolling styles are so distinctive.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I love the assertion that sticking a dog on the plane along with everyone else is somehow a financial disaster.

Two planes full of Presidential staff? Oh no, don't let a DOG on there! He'll eat all the pretzels!

Anonymous said...

"Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo"

Because obviously, if the dog is on the plane, the plane is just for the dog, right?

You know, I must be a really special person too! One time, my luggage didn't make it onto my flight, so it arrived on a different plane a few hours later! The suitcase was on the airplane - so obviously, the airline must have sent a whole other plane across the Atlantic Ocean just for MY suitcase!! I AM A QUEEN!

ferschitz said...

Rightwingers are easily distracted by complete nonsense and bull shite. Yeah, yeah, everything the Obama's do is completely outrageous, and they spend way more than all of the other US Presidents put together. Yeah, that's for sure!! Rush screamed that at me 10000 on the radio, so ergo, it MUST BE TRUE.

It's like when all the wingnuts get their panties in a giant wad bc allegedly Michelle O. had waaaaaaay more staff that Sainted Laura Bush, and so horrible African American (merely a coincidence I'm sure) was costing wingnuts giant amounts of cash more than Saint Laura of the Book Shelf.

Only... in FACTUAL REALITY land, Michelle Obama merely had *as many staff* as Saint Laura. But when that teensy tinsy little FACT was revealed, surprise, surprise, I never ever saw one wingnut step forward to say: ooopsie, guess we got it wrong.

So: this is the same kind of LYING propoganda that the rightwing pays good money to send out to STUPID IDIOTS who love to believe it.

Fine. Go for it, whackaloons. Yes, BLACK President is personally and knowingly RIPPING YOU RIGHTWINERZ OFF!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!

Hooray4US said...

Sigh. Drudge and others love making up this propoganda because the wingers buy it. Rightwing propogandists neglect to remind here that Bush took something like 5 times as much vacation per year than what BHO has taken, including many trips at taxpayer expense to TX & MA. But IOKIYAR rules - right?


No research time; here is an old Media Matters about the false equivalencies & similar whining when BHO and the First Lady went to NYC on a "date" about 18 months ago.

Anonymous said...

criticism like this would be fine if lodged fairly against all presidents, no matter what party. that's never the case with righties who get mad only at democrats. that's a double-standard & hypocrisy.

this is written deliberately to make it seem like a decision was made to fly just the dog in its own plane. that's called lying.

Snarla said...

"As the rest of us toil on the unemployment line..."

Wow, you don't just stand in the unemployment line, they actually make you toil while you're at it. Obama's America is so harsh.

Anoner said...

Thanks, Snarla, for catching that one. I thought wingnuts were carefully instructed that anyone on unemployment these days was either: a) on drugs, b) a lazy lout not bothering to look for a job, and/or c) sucking off the taxpayer titty in the nanny state.

So confusing: toiling? or lazy drug abuser? which??

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